New Delhi , 14 JAN 2021|| News Desk

Synopsis:
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ch. Anil Kumar cautioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind and the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi not to play petty politics when Delhi is gearing up for the Covid vaccination drive from January 16, 2021 and asked them to clear the salary and arrear dues of the MCD employees immediately to prevent them from going on strike, as over 20,000 MCD employees are required in the first phase of the vaccination drive, at proposed 1000 centres.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Ch. Anil Kumar cautioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind and the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporations of Delhi not to play petty politics when Delhi is gearing up for the Covid vaccination drive from January 16, 2021 and asked them to clear the salary and arrear dues of the MCD employees immediately to prevent them from going on strike, as over 20,000 MCD employees are required in the first phase of the vaccination drive, at proposed 1000 centres.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that the MCD employees, particularly the Covid warriors, including the sanitation workers, have threatened to go on strike from January 16, the day when Covid vaccination is scheduled to start in Delhi, if their back wages and arrears are not cleared, which the Arvind Government has been holding back, and releasing in fits and starts, for the past seven years. He said that the sanitation workers have been on strike for the past few days, leaving the Capital with filth and garbage everywhere. He said that the sanitation workers have also dumped garbage outside the residence of North MCD Mayor Jai Prakash, but the corrupt MCD authorities seemed to be least concerned about the situation, which has become a very big health hazard for the people, as they have to guard against not only the Corona pandemic but also bird flue too, now.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that Delhi had earned the dubious distinction of having the second-largest Covid-19 pandemic spread in the country and had recorded almost 11000 deaths, and the National Capital cannot afford to show any laxity in the Covid vaccination drive. He said that it was a matter of grave concern that Asha workers, Anganwadi, sanitation and thousands of other category MCD employees have threatened to go on strike if the pending wages are not cleared forthwith.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that the BJP-ruled MCDs and the Arvind Government had indulged in petty politics and cheap verbal duels regarding the transfer of funds, which the Delhi Government owed to the MCDs, and in the process the Covid warriors of the MCDs, like doctors, nurses, paramedics and sanitation workers had to work under stressful conditions, risking their own lives, without wages or just getting part wages, for the past six months.

Ch. Anil Kumar said that according to the recommendations of the Fifth Finance Commission, the Delhi Government owes around Rs 7000 crore to the MCDs, and asked the Arvind Government to clear the dues because the MCD Corona Warriors have not been getting their wages for the past six months. Ch. Anil Kumar appealed to Chief Minister Arvind not to stand on prestige, as the Prime Minister has been doing regarding the repeal of the three black Agricultural Laws, despite the fact that the farmers have been on agitations at the borders of Delhi during this chilling weather, for the past 50 days, and over 40 farmers have become martyrs for the cause.

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