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Delhi assembly passes resolution for timely delivery of municipal works

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Following complaints of AAP legislators that municipal corporations are intentionally delaying the work under MLALAD funds, the Delhi Assembly has decided to formulate strict guidelines for the execution of works under the funds.

A resolution in this regard has been moved by AAP MLA, Saurabh Bharadwaj in the assembly. It said that the request for estimate of any work should not take more than 21 working days for any executing agency to provide estimate of work to the respective MLA and if there is any other proposal for the same work by other entities, the MLA must be informed in seven days.

“The request and process of allocation of funds to an executing agency should not take more than 14 working days. The request, process of preparing NIT and inviting tender should not take more than 30 days of receipt of funds.

“Similarly, the award of work after opening of bids should not take more than 14 days after finalization of bids. The execution of work after the award of work should not take more than 90 days,” the resolution said.

Earlier, participating in the debate, AAP MLA Sarita Singh said that there should be a fixed timeframe in which works using MLALAD fund should be completed by the municipal corporations.

She said that the corporations delay works and there was no accountability and they even take up to six months give estimate for a work.

Holding out a bundle of letters, AAP MLA Parmila Tokas said that they were written to the municipal corporation to do different works using MLALAD funds, but none of them were done.

AAP MLA Rakesh Rishi said that the corporations should give them No Objection Certificate (NOC) to do works in corporation-run parks.

The resolution said that the savings in the MLALAD work should be returned to the Urban Development department within 90 days of completion of work.

“In case there is delay in any of the stages, the concerned Executive Engineer of the executing agency should write a letter to the concerned MLA explaining the reasons for such delay and expected timeline for the said work under MLALAD funds. The concerned Executive Engineer should mark copy of such letter to Secretary, Urban Development Department and Commissioner of its Municipal Corporation. Any violation of the guidelines in this resolution shall be treated as Contempt and breach of Privileges of Legislative Assembly of Delhi and its members,” it said.

The three municipal corporations in the city are run by the BJP.