New Delhi, July 24 -- : Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that the Delhi government has given Rs 293 crore in advance to the (NDMC) to give salaries to its employees.

Addressing a press conference here, the minister said the government had released the funds as NDMC was facing a problem in paying salaries to its employees.

"Delhi government has given an advance payment of Rs 293 crores to North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to disburse salary of its employees at the earliest. We hope that the North Corporation pays the pending salaries of its employees as soon as possible. We have given them an advance for the next instalment which is not due yet," said Satyendar Jain.

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