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Kalyan Dombivli still not received the Rs6,500 crore package announced by the CM
CM Fadnavis had announced a package of Rs6,500 crore for KDMC just before the civic polls, which he later denied. The municipal body has not received any such funds till date, reveals an RTI reply
 
The Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corp (KDMC) is yet to receive funds from the Rs6,500 crore package announced by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis last year, reveals a reply received under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. However, the CM had told the Legislative Council in December that he was talking about the smart city project of KDMC and not separate package. 
 
According to the reply received by RTI activist Anil Galgali, Accounts Office and Public Information Officer (PIO) from KDMC said the Municipal Corp has not received any such funds from the government till date.
 
Ahead of the KDMC civic polls in October 2015, CM Fadnavis had announced a Rs6,500 crore package for the all-round development of Kalyan and Dombivli townships, during a campaign rally. For the 27 villages that were left out from the KDMC, the CM had promised a special package of Rs1,200 crore.
 
Galgali said he also filed an RTI query with the Chief Minister's office (CMO), which forwarded the RTI application to the Urban Development Department and it in turn forwarded it to the MMRDA. A reply is yet to be received, he added. 
 
"The CM should stick to his promises. The CM had promised people of Kalyan and Dombivali of development. But if the CM fails to adhere to this, it will tarnish his and the government's image and citizens from KDMC will feel neglected," Galgali added.
 
Interestingly, after criticism and accusation from opposite parties for breaching code of conduct, the CM backtracked. He said he never declared any package for KDMC and all he was talking during the Vikas Parishad organised by local unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was about the smart city project in the township. 
 
“I had never announced any package. I had announced the Smart City initiative. The KDMC has prepared a proposal of Smart City and I had spoken about that project. The government will approve the Smart City proposal sent by the KDMC, irrespective of whether it is of Rs6,000 crore, Rs7,000 crore or Rs8,000 crore,” the CM had told the Legislative Council in December 2015.

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NANDAKUMAR M S

11 months ago

What is the purpose of this post? If CM has denied announcement of 6500 crores then what is the use of talking about not receiving the same? Something is wrong with moneylife it seems

Radhe Maa in more trouble; to be booked for 'trishul' on flight
Mumbai : A magistrate here on Wednesday ordered police to lodge an FIR under the Arms Act against self-styled godwoman Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa for carrying a sharp 'trishul' (trident) on a flight last year.
 
The Andheri metropolitan magistrate's order followed a complaint by Right to Information (RTI) activist Asad Patel a year ago against Radhe Maa for entering the domestic and international airport premises in August 2015 carrying the trishul, where it is banned under law.
 
"Though I wrote to various authorities in the matter, including police and airport officials, they took no cognizance of the matter. On August 13, 2015, I sent legal notice to all concerned parties and then filed a complaint with the magistrate's court which issued the directions today (Wednesday)," Patel told IANS.
 
Patel said a trident, which was dangerous and could cause harm to passengers, was among many other such sharp items banned by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.
 
However, since Radhe Maa claims to be a godwoman, she was not restrained by the airport security staff from carrying it with her on the flight operated by a private airlines.
 
An official of the airport police station said they would initiate action in the matter after receiving the court order.
 
The controversial godwoman was earlier accused in a dowry-abetment case by a Mumbai housewife, Nikki Gupta, and later television actress Dolly Bindra had filed a criminal case of alleged threats and sexual harassment against her.
 
Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

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Rajya Sabha returns Aadhaar bill with amendments
New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday returned the Aadhaar bill to the lower house with four amendments, including ensuring that it remains voluntary.
 
The amendments are in clauses 3, 7, 33 and 57 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. 
 
The Rajya Sabha had a limited role in passage of a money bill, as the Aadhaar bill has been designated, and can only suggest amendments, which can be accepted or rejected by Lok Sabha.
 
In case amendments are recommended, the bill will remain pending unless the process is completed in Lok Sabha.
 
The bill now has to go the Lok Sabha again, where the amendments would be either accepted or defeated.
 
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