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Delhi government request Rs 5K Cr. from Centre.

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Delhi government request Rs 5K Cr. from Centre.

Delhi government request Rs 5K Cr. from Centre. From the Centre to be able to pay salaries to its employees. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.

Sisodia, who also holds the finance department charge. Said the Delhi government requires Rs 3,500 crore per month to pay salaries to its employees and to meet other needs.

“However in past two months, our GST collection has been only Rs 500 crore each month. We need at least Rs 7,000 crore to be able to pay salaries to our employees many of. Whom are discharging frontline duties against the coronavirus epidemic,” Sisodia said in a press conference.

The Deputy CM said that in a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He had demanded Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre as Delhi did not get anything. From the disaster relief fund that was given to other states. Delhi government request Rs 5K Cr. from Centre.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, said he has requested for the Rs 5,000 crore assistance as Delhi did not get anything from the disaster relief fund that was given to other states.

“However in past two months, our GST collection has been only Rs 500 crore each month. We need at least Rs 7,000 crore to be able to pay salaries to our employees. Many of whom are discharging frontline duties against the coronavirus epidemic,” he told the media in a virtual press conference.

Mr Kejriwal had earlier made it clear that Delhi is strapped. For revenue a reason why had also advocated the opening of the economy. In early May, before the lockdown4 was announced, he said Delhi was “ready to lift the lockdown”.

The number of coronavirus cases Delhi crossed. The 18,000-mark on Saturday, as the city recorded the biggest single-day jump in cases 1,163. Delhi government request Rs 5K Cr. from Centre.

Mr Kejrwial, however, said his government is “four steps ahead of coronavirus”.

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