Haryana to utilize EDC funds in area from where it’s collected
The Haryana government on Thursday announced to utilize the revenue generated through the external development charges (EDC) in the town where the licence was issued and money collected from. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar gave a go ahead to the proposal by the state’s town and country planning (TCP) department
The EDC received by TCP department under the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975, was sent to the headquarters.
Thereafter, the money was utilised by the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran for completion of various development works in different cities. It was brought to the notice of the CM that sometimes this system caused discrimination with a particular area where people deposits more EDC through licences.
Following Khattar directions, the officers have prepared draft of amendment in the rules to bring further transparency. Now, separate bank accounts would be opened in all cities in which the EDC collected would be deposited and spent on development of the cities. As per the amendment, the director or any other government agency or local authority receiving EDC would maintain a town-wise account statement of the receipts.