By : M.S.Yatnatti Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : Reportedly The tendered contract for package -6 covering ward numbers 97 98 and 108 was for 23.51 lakhs and without tender contract given individually for ward 97for 19.75 lakhs and for ward 98 for 19.91 Lakhs and ward108 for 22.92 Lakhs totaling61.58 Lakhs . Where is 23.51 lakhs and where is 61.58 lakhs .It is alleged proof of Garbage and Loot goes hand in hand. This information needinvestigation and necessary action to find out who all are sharing this loot .BBMP has announced recruitment of 4000 pourakarmikas and stopped recruitment process stating that according to court order it will regularize the pourakarmikasbut without the knowledge of pourakarmikasBengaluru Minister and chief Minister it challenged the order on flimsy and technical ground and got stay of the order on it and now neither recruitment nor regularization and nor abolition of contract system as promised to high court of Karnataka.
Why BBMP is playing the dirty game with the lives of pourakarmikas is big question being asked by everyone in Karnataka who are interested with welfare of SC ST development. in recent order byHKHC in WP Nos 201021-022/2015 (s-res) dated 5-06-2015 to all commissioners of BBMP ,city corporations of Tumkur Shivamogga , Vijayapura Mngalore Belgaum Bellary Davangere Huballi-Dharwad Kalburgi and Mysuru are directed to take appropriate and immediate steps to regularize the services of daily wade sweepers scavengers or purakarmikas either working on out sorce or through contractors wthin six months from date of order. The Government could have implemented this order and resolved the issues with pourakarmikas instead it challenged it on on a technical ground and got injustice to all pourakarmikas .Reportedly few officers have vested interest and in connivance with few contractors are spell bound to inflict injuries to pourakarmikas by not allowing the BBMP to regularize the pourakarmikas despite legal remidies were available and made BBMP to back stab by challenging the beneficial court order HKHC in WP Nos 201021-022/2015 (s-res) dated 5-06-2015 stopped the recruitment process or regularization process byabolishingcontract system . It all dirty game played by few people to inflict injustice on SC ST Persons .This is nothing but attocity on SC ST persons according to newly amended POA Act 2015 .
President Jayaprakash SC ST Organaisation and Mr. Chiranjeevi N.Vthe Secretary, said in the discussion on abolishing contract labour or temporary employment for pourakarmikas had begun after the civic body in Haliyal in Uttar Kannada district regularised the services of its pourakarmikas following a High Court order. "We should remove the word temporary from the labour force's lexicon. The pourakarmikas should be taken as regular employees from the time they join work,” Mr. Chiranjeevi N.Vthe Secretary said.He said the exploitation of pourakarmikas at the hands of the contractors was so rampant that immediate measures should be taken to end the contract system .The BBMP had invited applications from candidates for 4,000 posts of Pourakarmikas when 18,000 of them have already been working on contract basis and about 35,000 were working in State. "Few of the legal experts state that Uamadevi SC order is not applicable to pourakarmikas as they have completed more than 240 days of their service and in some cases they have completed more than 10 yearsof service in contract labour.The Supreme Court ruling says that daily wagers who have worked for at least 240 days in a calendar year are entitled to be regularised An earlier judgment by the Constitution Bench said that daily wage employees had no right to seek regularization.Justice A.R. Lakshmanan and Justice Loleshwar Singh Panta said that daily wagers could not claim regularisation if they had not worked for at least 240 days in a calendar year.
The High Courtearlier had directed the State government to consider within six months the proposal of cancelling the contracts of pourakarmikas and appointing them as permanent employees of city municipal corporations and urban local bodies.A Division Bench of Justices K L Manjunath and Ravi Malimath passed the direction while hearing a PIL filed by former Mysore mayor Narayana, who is also president of the Karnataka State City Corporation and Town Municipalities Pourakarmikas Mahasangha. He had requested the court to direct the corporations and municipalities to pay wages to contracted pourakarmikas on par with the permanent staff.During the hearing, Additional Advocate General Shivanna submitted that the proposal to appoint contract civic workers employed with city corporations, city municipalities and town municipalities as permanent employees is pending before the State government and added that it will be done within six months. The Bench told the government to complete the process in the prescribed time and disposed of the petition. The petition contended that though the contract workers are doing the same amount of work, the corporations are paying them lesser than those employed on a permanent basis, which is a violation of the right to equality.It is directed by HKHC in WP Nos 201021-022/2015 (s-res) dated 5-06-2015to all commissioners of BBMP ,city corporations of Tumkur Shivamogga , Vijayapura Mngalore Belgaum Bellary DFvangere Huballi-Dharwad Kalburgi and Mysuru are directed to take appropriate and immediate steps to regularize the services of daily wade sweepers scavengers or purakarmikas either working on out sorce or through contractors wthin six months from date of order.