Kanpur: Cash- strapped Kanpur Municipal Corp. urges state and Central govt for money

Kanpur, May 23: The Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) is lagging far behind in terms of recovery, though direct public taxes are being received but the taxes of accounts of government departments are not being received. Due to this, the Municipal Corporation is facing financial crisis these days and has requested the Central and State Government to clear the financial crisis.

The Kanpur Municipal Corporation, which is struggling with the financial crunch, is now requesting the central and state government to remove the cash-strapped.

The municipal corporation has asked for about Rs 270 crore from the government.

It is noteworthy that the KMC owes crores of rupees to the public sector institutions along with the central and state government. Due to low revenue collection, the Corporation is finding it difficult to pay salary and pension to its officers, employees and retired personnel.

The outstanding list includes 21 departments of the state government, 6 public sector undertakings and 5 departments of the central government.

Though, Indian Railways is the biggest defaulter in this. Along with this, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is the largest defaulter among the public undertakings, while the second major dues is the Indian bottling plant. While 60 departments of the state government like KESCO, Vastra Bhawan, Kanpur Development Authority, Power House and Labour Office are included.

Municipal Commissioner wrote a letter to the government

Municipal Commissioner Akshay Tripathi has written a letter to Principal Secretary Urban Development Deepak Kumar for refund from these departments. In which he has said to deduct the outstanding amount at the government level and hand it over to the municipal corporation. Also, he is constantly discussing with government representatives and the government through video conferencing.

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