MMC cash-strapped to take out 3 crore loan to pay salaries | Goa News

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Vasco: The financially troubled Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC), unable to pay the salaries of its employees for the last two months, has decided to apply for a loan of Rs 3 crore to clear the dues for which it has requested the authorization of the department of town planning development.
This is not the first time that MMC has defaulted on wages.
MMC Chairman Damodar Kaskar told TOI that with the majority of council staff assigned to elections, arrears collection and revenue generation have been hit which has left MMC with insufficient funds. to pay wages.
“Once the proposal is approved, we will take out a loan from a bank and release two months’ salary,” Kaskar said.
On Friday morning, several municipal employees were seen sitting in front of the municipal garage. They told TOI that they hadn’t been paid for two months.
“Without a salary, I couldn’t pay the EMI for my home loan. How can we maintain our livelihoods when wages are not paid on time,” said a municipal employee, who did not wish to be named.
Another worker said wage delays have become a regular feature. “This problem must be solved once and for all. Only then will we receive our wages on time.
An urban development official said most councils are not proactive in revenue generation and for the best known reasons they refuse to take tough action to collect arrears for years.
“Even large councils with multiple sources of revenue rely on the government for subsidies to pay salaries,” he said.
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