SACKED CONTRACT WORKERS WILL NOT BE TAKEN BACK: MUNDHE
CBD BELAPUR: In a major setback for contract workers who have been working in NMMC for the past several years being paid on lumpsum basis, municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe has stated that they cannot be absorbed in the civic body as per the norms and that those sacked recently will not be taken back.
“There is a procedure to be followed for appointment of contract workers. The standard operation procedure was not followed in their case,” said Mum dhe.
Around 700 lumpsum contract workers will lose their jobs with around 250 nurses and junior engineers already sacked. The employees belong to various departments of the civic body. Politicians cutting across party lines have been making efforts to get them back in civic employment while employee unions are threatening agitation.
The issue was raised in the standing committee on Wednesday by Congress corporator Meera Patil. “Around 200 workers of NMMC hospital have lost their livelihood,” said Patil.
She added, “These workers have been working for the past 8-10 years in the civic body, getting lumpsum payment. Several of them are educated and graduates.” Standing Committee chairman Shivram Patil raised the issue of computer teachers saying removing them could affect studies in the civic schools.
Mundhe said, “A contractor is appointed for a specific period. Once the service period ends, the personnel has to go. He is appointed again as per the requirements of the civic body.”
He said, “Recruitment for hospital staff is over and they will join soon.”