BJP seeks insurance quilt for contract staff of PMC

Written by Ajay Jadhav
| Pune |

Revealed: April 23, 2020 12: 11: 12 am


coronavirus, BJP, BJP maharashtra, pmc, pune municipal council, pmc vontarct employees, pmc contract employees insurance, indian express news Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad acknowledged the disorders related to the contract staff were crucial and would possibly possibly possibly be resolved soon. (File)

Over 11,000 contract staff of the Pune Municipal Company (PMC) did no longer like the insurance quilt that usual civic staff revel in for their efforts in the strive towards towards COVID-19.

The ruling BJP in the civic physique has now demanded insurance quilt for contractual staff and job to family in case of death of an employee in consequence of an infection.

The contract staff are appointed as helpers in civic hospitals, crematorium, burial ground, security guards, drivers of civic vehicles, housekeeping, neighborhood coordinator in door-to-door search for, among others. They are paid month-to-month by strategy of their respective contractors, and not utilizing a instruct legal responsibility to civic physique.

The PMC has supplied a lifestyles insurance quilt to usual civic staff engaged in implementation of containment understanding to ascertain the unfold of COVID-19 in the civic jurisdiction. The Centre has furthermore extended the Top Minister Insurance protection Map for Health Staff combating COVID-19, taking the entire quilt to Rs 1 crore.

In accordance with the civic administration, the PM insurance plot is relevant to all those working in hospitals. “Thus, the contract staff working in civic hospitals will be covered beneath the PM insurance plot, but those working outside hospitals don’t like the identical,” acknowledged a civic physique legit.


Dheeraj Ghate, chief of the home in PMC and BJP chief, acknowledged the contract staff who take care of needless bodies of COVID-19 sufferers, helpers in civic hospitals, drivers on contract transporting sufferers and needless bodies, drivers on disbursed vehicles to civic officers and space of job bearers, all contractual staff deputed for a lot of works at quarantine and isolation centers, rag pickers alive to in door-to-door waste series are at a chance.

“The contractual staff are performing their responsibilities whereas placing their lives at a chance. They would possibly possibly silent furthermore be regarded after as they too are coming alive to with infected persons,” Ghate acknowledged.


The BJP chief furthermore identified that the contractual staff like no longer acquired their salaries for the previous couple of months.

“There are around 4,000 civic staff engaged on contract in PMC. The civic physique will pay the amount to contractor, who has to pay wage to the staff. Alternatively, the contractor has no longer paid them wage for the previous couple of months,” Ghate acknowledged, urging the PMC to instruct the contractors to pay the dues to contract staff.

Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad acknowledged the disorders related to the contract staff were crucial and would possibly possibly possibly be resolved soon.

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