Vinai Kumar Saxena urges Delhi residents to ‘honestly’ pay taxes to cover deficit

- July 6, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

On Wednesday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena requested suggestions from the public to enhance the MCD's deteriorating financial health and urged people to "honestly pay" their property taxes and dues to make the civic body financially stable

Photo: Delhi LG Archives

The cash deficit of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) stood at Rs 2,756.32 crore for the financial years 2019-2020 and 2021-22, as the total income was Rs 31,861.81 crore, while the expenditure was Rs 34,618.17 crore, stated the LG.

Saxena tweeted, “The past financial mismanagement and non-payment of property taxes by most residents have led to the current financial crisis.”

“MCD services 94% of Delhi. Past financial mismanagement & non payment of any property tax by 75% residents has made it go in RED. It’s time we-one of richest cities in India, pay our dues to MCD honestly. Your suggestions & participation will help achieve this,” he tweeted.

To ameliorate MCD’s financial health, the LG also urged the public to give suggestions at “” \

According to data shared by Saxena, Delhi has 1,483 sqkm area, and MCD’s jurisdiction extends to 94.2% of the total area.

Around 98% of Delhi’s total population resides in MCD areas.


(With inputs from PTI)



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