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Chief Tukaram Mundhe sacks over 200 contract workers in debt ridden NMMT

The loss-making transport wing of NMMC, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT), received a corrective measure on Monday after civic chief sacked over 200 contract workers and ordered departmental enquiry against 25 permanent staff.

Both, the contract workers and the permanent staff, are facing action for being irregular at work for a long time. The action was taken in a day’s time and this has rocked the transport wing, which, under the guidance of new civic chief, churned out additional Rs50 lakh in May, as against last year of the same period.

New civic chief Tukaram Mundhe ended the contract of 214 contract drivers and conductors working on a fixed amount for dereliction of their duties. According to a NMMT official, they had not reported to work for long and were irregular.

“The work agreement of 101 drivers and 103 conductors, who were getting a fixed amount, have been terminated and they will not be taken back by the transport undertaking,” read the press release issued by the NMMT.

In addition, the process of departmental enquiry has been initiated against NMMT’s 10 drivers and 15 permanent conductors for not reporting to work for over a month. The action against permanent staff has been taken under the Article 311 (b)(2) of the constitution of India.

Meanwhile, bus services from newly-developed Ghansoli depot have been started on GCC scheme following which frequency of services have increased.

“The new civic chief has indicated irregularity in work and compromise in quality service will not be tolerated,” said an NMMT official, requested anonymity.


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