CASH 22 JMC vs JDA
Talking of Smart City, the municipal corporation and development authority at Jaipur are busy outsmarting each other. Development of city remains at collateral as the two civic bodies indulge in a long drawn discussion on pending dues.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has rolled out huge outstanding against the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) pertaining to several transactions. An outstanding of more than Rs 1,350 crore make JDA the biggest defaulter at municipal audit books.
According to the municipal corporation a part of the amount is relatively new while part of it has piled over past several decades.
“The JDA is liable to pay JMC a percentage in royalty on all revenue generated from auction of property within the urban areas. However, this has never been paid by JDA and the total due amount under this head stands to Rs 536 crore,” says mayor Ashok Lahoti. “In addition the authority has also transferred over 700 colonies to JMC this year and is liable to pay JMC for development works at these,” he adds.
An impact of these unpaid dues on JMC performance can be assessed from the fact that the outstanding is nearly equal to total annual revenue receipt of the corporation. Amazingly the …read more