New Delhi: Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, also holds the financial outlook in the present government confirmed that they had requested a sum of Rs 5,000 as a grade up, the assistance that shall be provided to the employees of Delhi.
Delhi Government claimed irrespective of the other states being receiving the amount under disaster relief fund, The Government of Delhi had not received a single penny for the same.
Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that he requested the Government in the Centre to help the people of the capital in this harsh time.
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Delhi Government has requested a sum of Rs 5,000 crore as assistance, for the Capital did not get anything from the disaster relief fund that was assisted to other states.
The Delhi Government needs a sum of Rs 3,500 crore a month, to pay the salaries to its employees and payments to meet several other needs.
“Minister told that in the previous two months, our GST collection has been only Rs 500 crore each month. The Delhi Government need at least Rs 7,000 crore to be able to pay the salaries of the employees working under the state government, several employees are the ones who are discharging their frontline duties against the coronavirus epidemic,” he reported to the media in a virtual press conference.
Mr. Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi had earlier announced by making it crystal clear that Delhi is strapped for revenue – it was a reason for why had also advocated the opening of the economy. In starting May, before the announcement of lockdown 4.O, he said Delhi was completely ready to lift the lockdown further.
Cooperating with all the Central guidelines, the National Capital of Delhi has announced several relaxations under this lockdown period that completed on 31st May 2020, especially in the areas that have not seen any of the coronavirus cases. The number of containment areas in Delhi has been huge. The capital city has more than 120 containment zones alone.
The number of coronavirus cases in Delhi crossed the more than 18,000-mark on Saturday, as the city recorded the biggest single-day jump in novel Coronavirus cases which amounts to be 1,163.
Ending the conference, Mr. Kejrwial, however, said the Government of Delhi is “four steps ahead of coronavirus”.