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Finance Commission report: Govt passes buck on Centre

The Delhi government has put the ball in the court of the Central government on the contentious issue of implementing recommendations of Delhi’s Fourth Financial Commission by passing a proposal in the Assembly that recommendations will be implemented only after Centre makes constitutional Amendments proposed by the commission.

“It’s like a death warrant for MCDs. They are already facing financial crisis to give salaries to their employees. The seventh pay commission will further deteriorate their situation,” said Vijender Gupta, Leader of Opposition. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, however, contended that the Central government must follow the recommendations first. On Thursday, the Delhi government also passed two crucial Bills regarding minimum wages and working journalists. Earlier in the day, the House saw uproar on throwing soil packets at transport minister Gopal Rai allegedly by AAP MLA Pankaj Pushkar’s supporters on Wednesday evening. The Speaker referred the matter for police inquiry.
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