111 drivers, 103 conductors of NMMT dismissed
TURBHE: Continuing with his disciplinary action against negligence in work by NMMC personnel, municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe has dismissed from service 111 drivers and 103 conductors who were employed on lumpsum payment and daily wage basis.
Those removed from service have been punished for allegedly not reporting for work for long. They have also been blacklisted. The administration has also requested other public transport bodies to not recruit them.
Permanent employees who have been absent for long are now facing departmental enquiry. These include 10 drivers and 15 conduc tors. Employees who have not been present for departmental inquiry have been issued notices of proceedings for dismissal through the newspaper. The dismissal proceedings against them have been initiated.
Henceforth, if anyone employee is absent for more than a month, immediate action will be taken against him. The decision will help curb absenteeism.
To ensure that the supervisors affinity to their work increases, action is being taken against lethargic employees.
An assistant traffic inspector has been suspended while departmental inquiry has been proposed against 3 personnel. As a result, changes have been effected in the schedules of the buses thereby increasing the frequency of services and ensuring that the residents get bus service in time.
The instructions have led to the officials and personnel increasar.ing their efficiency at work. NMMT revenue in May this year has seen a spurt of Rs 50 lakh as compared to the same
month last year. In June, there is a daily increase of Rs 3 lakh per day in revenue. With the schools and colleges opening, the increase is expected to jump to Rs 6 lakh to Rs 7 lakh.