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Should the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion coun­cil­lors be held ac­count­able for the un­spent funds in their re­spec­tive wards? The is­sue of ward devel­op­ment fund has been dogged by con­tro­versy since its in­cep­tion. The coun­cil­lors should rather fo­cus on al­lot­ting money un­der dif­fer­ent bud­getary heads than crib­bing about the ac­tual money spent. The pub­lic will be de­prived from the civic ameni­ties un­less accountability is at­tached to th­ese funds. Taxes are be­ing im­posed on lo­cals, but fa­cil­i­ties are not be­ing pro­vided to them, which al­most negates the pur­pose of hav­ing a cor­po­ra­tion.

Ajay Jagga is a city-based ad­vo­cate

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