Supreme Court slammed States for not providing shelters to urban homeless

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Supreme court slammed the state governments stating that they have  been unable to use the allocated funds to restore poor homeless people in cities.

Supreme court on Wednesday while advising the audit for the allocated funds said state governments have been unable to use the funds which has created problems for homeless people. The apex court also said that the audit could be done in supervision of Comptroller auditor General of India.

A Bench headed by Justice Madan B lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said this audit is important because the committee formed by the leadership of former Justice Kailash Gambhir will not look into the matter seriously. Court has formed a committee in leadership of former delhi high court Justice Kailash Gambhir.

Solicitor General Ranjeet Kumar told the court that States and centre didn’t use the fund of 412 crore and 228 crore respectively allocated to them under NULM scheme.

Bench also said,”One thing is that you (Centre) give money and the states does not spent it. For 2017-2018, you have given Rs 228 crore. You tell the states that we are giving you money and you are not spending it. So why should we give you more money,” the bench said.

During the hearing, Kumar told the bench that the Centre was contributing 60 per cent of the funds for the scheme, while the remaining amount was borne by the states. For Jammu and Kashmir and north eastern states, the ratio was 90 by the Centre and 10 per cent by the states.

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