Bengaluru: Worker’s Suicide Wakes Up BBMP, Rs 27.01 Cr Released For Pending Salaries

The Logical Indian Crew Karnataka

July 11th, 2018 / 12:13 PM

BBMP Pourakarmika

Image Credits: bfirst

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the municipal corporation of Bengaluru released Rs 27.01 crore towards payment of pending salaries of ‘pourakarmikas’ (civic workers). BBMP had received massive flak over the death of a pourakarmika, Subramani, who took his own life allegedly over non-payment of salary for over six months. The number of pourakarmikas who have not been paid their dues is more than 20,000.

BBMP itself has admitted to not having paid salaries to 3,385 workers, who have less than a year’s experience, for the past six months. N Manjunath Prasad, the BBMP Commissioner said in a meeting which convened on Tuesday that after verification of the biometric attendance, 3,385 workers with less than one year’s experience will be paid by the zonal commissioner, latest by Wednesday, as reported by the Hindu.

He said, “The biometric attendance of all pourakarmikas shall be downloaded from the portal on the first day of every month so that the salaries can be released on or before seventh of every month. We will also ensure that the ESI and PF of all employees are linked and remitted to all the workers within three days, under the supervision of assistant executive engineers and assistant controllers of finance”, as reported by The Times of India.

The Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) of BBMP has ordered a release of funds to the zonal bank accounts, from where it will be then transferred to individual bank accounts of the pourakarmikas.

Sarfaraz Khan, joint commissioner, Health and Solid Waste Management said that as per government guidelines, the prescribed ratio is one pourakarmika for every 700 people, however, as per the biometric identification system’s data, there are 2,500 workers extra, who have now been working for over a year. “However we have decided to retain them and put them to work in parks, playgrounds and commercial hubs where the workload is high. There were also several hundreds of people who came to the system from last year, expecting to be regularized. Payments have also been released to these 3,385 pourakarmikas working for various amounts of time up till June, after which they will be relieved.”

Khan also told NDTV that workers who have been working with BBMP for more than one year are genuine pourakarmika and even the workers’ union accept the same.

Speaking about Subramani, he said, “He had joined us about six months ago as a pourakarmika (sanitation worker)”, further adding that, “In his letter, he said he had been working as an auto-helper, previously. And then also as a pourakarmika. But one person cannot be working in both the places. So, that also has to be verified.”

Mayor of Bengaluru, K Sampath Raj has promised a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the BBMP worker Subramani as well as a job to his wife Kavitha.


Contributors

Written by : Shraddha Goled

Edited by : Abhinav Joshi

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Bengaluru: Congress Leader Throws Petrol Inside BBMP Office, Threatens To Set It On Fire

Assam: Unpaid Since November 2016, 3000 Employees Still Waiting For Their Salaries

MLA Salaries

Karnataka: In A First, Salaries Of 21 MLAs Have Been Stopped Over Having ‘Office Of Profit’

Noida: Non-Payment Of Salaries Forces Animal Shelter Staff To Strike, Over 1000 Animals Left Unfed & Untreated

Rajasthan Govt Increases Salaries

Rajasthan Govt Increases Salaries & Allowances For All MLAs & Ministers, Know About It

Delhi’s 181 Women Helpline Service May Soon Shut Down Over Non-Payment Of Staff’s Salaries

Latest on The Logical Indian

Rewind

Bhikaiji Cama: Mother Of Indian Revolution & First Person To Hoist Indian Flag On Foreign Land

News

MP: To Televise PM Modi’s Live Speech, 450 Cows Forced Out Of Cowshed, 8 Starved To Death

Environment

Thousands Of Dead Fishes Wash Ashore Mumbai’s Beaches After Ganesha Visarjan

News

11 Lions Die In 8 Days In Gir Forest, Officials Say Deaths Due To Infighting And Not Foul Play

Health

Doctors Must Write Prescriptions In Capital Letters: Jharkhand Govt Issues Notification

News

Disclose Names Of IIT JEE Qualifying Candidates: IIT-G Students Demand In A PIL Against ‘Super 30’ Founder Anand Kumar

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.