Covid-19: Delhi seeks Rs 5,000 crore assistance from Centre | Delhi News

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NEW DELHI: Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the Delhi government has sought Rs 5,000 crore assistance from the Centre to pay salaries to its staff.
Sisodia said Delhi government requires Rs 3,500 crore every month to pay salaries and for other sundry expenses. “In last two months, we have managed to collect only Rs 1,750 crore. I have written to Union finance minister for immediate assistance of Rs 5,000 crore from the Centre,” Sisodia, who also holds the charge of finance department, said in a digital press conference.
The deputy chief minister also said Delhi didn’t get funds from emergency relief package rolled out by the Centre early last month to fight the coronavirus outbreak. He added that Delhi government doesn’t want its doctors, teachers, health workers and other officials who are fighting the pandemic to suffer because of the lack of funds.



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