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Last Updated: February 04, 2023, 22:51 IST
Speaking at a post-budget press conference in Mumbai on Saturday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was asked about lower funds to Mumbai in the Union Budget to which she replied, “Who decides what Mumbai will get?…What about Aurangabad, Nanded, Akola, should they not get anything?” The Finance Minister added that there is a constitutionally determined body, which meets once in five years. “The finance commission decides where how much devolution will happen. According to that formula we divide funds among states,” she said. Meanwhile the Budget estimate by Mumbai’s civic body for the Read More
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BMC commissioner and administrator I S Chahal on Saturday said the budgetary estimates for FY 2023-24 have crossed the Rs 50,000 crore mark and the capital expenditure is more than 50 per cent, both unprecedented in the history of the country’s richest civic body.
The BMC has presented Rs 52,619.07 crore budget for the year 2023-24. This is for the first time after 1985 that the Mumbai civic administration presented the budget to an administrator as the five-year term of corporators ended last year. (PTI)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday wrote a letter to the Centre seeking a grant of Rs 927 crore to take up special development work for the G20 summit in the national capital. In a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Sisodia said it will not be easy for the Delhi government to spend an extra Rs 927 crore from its limited resources for the G20 summit preparations.
Blood stains have been found on a floating tube seized from the residence of a lifeguard accused of killing 22-year-old MBBS student Sadichha Sane. Sane, a third-year MBBS student, had gone missing in November 2021 and lifeguard Mittu Singh was held last month along with one more person. As per police, Sane died after falling on the rocks at Bandra Bandstand during a tussle with Singh, who then took a floating tube and dragged her body into the sea before returning.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly operating a fake call centre to cheat citizens of India and the United States of America on the pretext of providing help in foreign exchange, currency and commodity trading matters. The man, who was operating the fake call centre from the northern suburb of Malad, was held on Thursday, while two of his associates are on the run, PTI reported.
Women, who reached for the recruitment of Women Fire Brigade, clashed with police in Mumbai. “3318 women candidates, who were qualified as per height criteria were chosen for further selection process. Protesting women are those who came late. We can’t allow people who reached around 10 am when time was 8 am,” said the Chief Officer, Mumbai Fire Brigade, according to ANI.
#WATCH | Women who reached for the recruitment of Women Fire Brigade clashed with police in Mumbai, Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/RQxGIv6avd
— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2023
“Growth is the main focus. We want to sustain that recovery, sustain that growth,” Sitharaman said on Saturday, speaking on the Union Budget FY 2023-24. She thanked the budget-making team for making it possible to devote such a high quantum of resources for the task amid the myriad challenges like the need for fiscal consolidation. “Mumbai should be liking it (the proposals),” Sitharaman said.
I had said that in terms of our Macroeconomic numbers, the issue (Adani enterprises issue) is like a storm in a teacup and I still stand by that statement: Finance Secretary TV Somanathan at post-budget press conference.
India’s richest civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), presented its Budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 on Saturday, crossing the Rs 50,000 crore mark for the first time. READ MORE
#WATCH |”…FPOs come&get out. Fluctuations are in every market. Fact that we’ve had 8 Billion come(Foreign Exchange Reserve)in last few days proves that perception about India&its strength is intact,” FM on India’s position in global financial market in wake of(Adani)FPO pullout pic.twitter.com/MaEFE6DBX7
— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2023
Speaking at a post-budget press conference in Mumbai on Saturday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was asked about lower funds to Mumbai in the Union Budget to which she replied, “Who decides what Mumbai will get?…What about Aurangabad, Nanded, Akola, should they not get anything?” The Finance Minister added that there is a constitutionally determined body, which meets once in five years. “The finance commission decides where how much devolution will happen. According to that formula we divide funds among states,” she said.
#WATCH | Delhi: BJP workers protest outside AAP office against CM Arvind Kejriwal over alleged liquor scam. pic.twitter.com/Hm5tkekPon
— ANI (@ANI) February 4, 2023
The national capital on Saturday recorded a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius, a notch above season’s average, the India Meteorological Department said. Meanwhile, the air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 233 at 9 am, which is in the poor category.
A housekeeping worker, formerly a security guard, with a salary of 10,000 a month, received a taxman’s notice asking to explain a transaction of Rs 1.14 crore from China in which his PAN card and bank account were used, reported Times of India. When he visited the Income Tax office, he was told that the PAN card could have been misused. The man plans to visit Bazarpeth police station to lodge a complaint.
The BMC has earmarked Rs 250 crore for various social impact initiatives in FY 2023-24. The fund has been allocated under various headers which include financial schemes for women, the differently-abled, transpersons, senior citizens and a women’s training scheme.
“For the first time in history of BMC, capital expenditure is more than revenue,” civic body chief Chahal said in his speech.
The BMC has earmarked Rs 27,247 crore for spending on public infrastructure like roads, storm water drains and water projects.
For the first time in BMC history, capital expenditure is more than revenue, civic body chief Chahal said. The estimated revenue income for 2023-24 is proposed at Rs 33,290.03 crore, which is Rs 2,546.42 crore more than the estimates of 2022-23. The BMC Budget Estimate has allocated Rs 25 crore to tackle air pollution and waste management. Moreover, the education budget this year is Rs 3,347 crore, which is a marginal dip from last year’s proposed budget of Rs 3,370 crore. Five most polluted areas in the city — Dahisar Toll Naka, Mulund Check Naka, Mankhurd, Kalanagar Junction and Haji Ali Junction — will get air purifiers.
As per CMO release, CM Shinde has directed to the civic body chief to include topics such as erection of air purification towers in the city for pollution control, conducting door to door screening of citizens suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, setting up of skill development centres in municipal schools, beautification of city as well as transparency in civic administration. The civic body is the wealthiest municipal corporation in India, and the annual budget of the BMC is more than that of a few of India’s smaller states. This is the first time since 1985 that the budget is being presented while the corporators’ terms have ended and the body is under an administrator. In other news, the second phase of the sixth sero survey undertaken in the city shows that those who have received precautionary doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have significantly higher antibodies. Meanwhile in Delhi, two suspected members of the Lawrence Bishnoi-Goldy Brar-Sampat Nehra gang were arrested following encounter in Rohini on Friday. From Delhi to Mumbai, Chennai to Lucknow, get the latest city news updates on News18.com.
The budget of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the fiscal year 2023-24 will be presented on February 4. This is the first time since 1985 that the exercise is being undertaken while the term of the corporators have ended and the civic body is under an administrator.
BMC polls are pending due to factors like the coronavirus pandemic, delimitation of wards and OBC quota after the five-year term of corporators ended on March 7, 2022. Additional commissioner (projects) P Velarasu will present the budget estimates for the financial year 2023-24 to Chahal at the civic headquarter at 11.30 am, while the education department’s budget estimates will be presented at 10:30am by additional commissioner (eastern suburbs) Ashwini Bhide, a civic administration release said.
The second phase of the sixth sero survey in Mumbai has shown that persons who have received precautionary doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have significantly higher antibodies than those who took two doses of the vaccine, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official said on Friday.
Two suspected members of the Lawrence Bishnoi-Goldy Brar-Sampat Nehra gang were arrested following an early morning encounter in Delhi’s Rohini, officials said on Friday. The accused have been identified as Sandeep (23), a resident of Haryana’s Jhajjar district, and 19-year-old Jatin from Baba Haridas Nagar here, they said.
In other news, the Delhi police have received the viscera examination report of 20-year-old Anjali Singh who was killed after being dragged under a car in outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri in the early hours of January 1, and sources citing the report said that she was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
Meanwhile, the weekly meeting between Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal could not take place on Friday as the two sides were engaged in a tussle over governance-related issues.
Sources at the LG’s office said Kejriwal did not turn up at the Raj Niwas for the meeting scheduled at 4 pm and no reason was given by his office in this regard.
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