By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangaluru: : Joint commissioner BBMP Malleshwaram zone and EE Gandhinagar BBMP has terminated legally valid thirteen contracts given to Genius Enterprises after tender process illegally and without giving possession despite work orders were given and gave these thirteen contracts and possessions to Vishal International Association without tender process illegally .It is reported and alleged that Joint commissioner BBMP Malleshwaram zone has given more than 150 existing toilets maintenance contracts to Vishal International Association illegally on BOT - Build Operate and transfer basis on 15 years contractswithout calling tenders for BOT contractsand snatching the contracts and work orders already given as per tendersto ex BBMP employees and their children's. It is reported that that this irregularity is committed under the influence of unlimited corruption.
It is not permissible under law to provide existing toilets under BOT - Build Operate and transfer basis .Ready toilets giving on BOT is out of question..Total illegality committed by Joint commissioner BBMP Malleshwaram zone he cannot give existing toilets on BOT.. Let Vishal International Association build new toilets under BOT - Build Operate and transfer basis after bidding in the tender and without calling tenders no BOT - Build Operate and transfer basis can be given to Vishal International Association . It is reported and alleged that there was such an MOU with other organization which has made 2.5 crore loss to BBMP and It is reported and alleged that same person has come with new name again to loot the existing infrastructure and mint money illegally and then leave it to BBMP
The pourakarmikas president Narsimha demanded probe and CID Investigation on Joint commissioner BBMP Malleshwaram zone WHO has given more than 150 existing toilets maintenance contracts to Vishal International Association illegally on BOT - Build Operate and transfer basis on 15 years contractswithout calling tenders for BOT contractsand snatching the contracts and work orders already given as per tendersto ex BBMP employees and their children's. It is reported that that this irregularity is committed under the influence of unlimited corruption.
The BBMP is obligated: The BBMP is obligated to provide toilets as part of social infrastructure in the city as per the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976.BBMP must provide water and electricity free of cost to these Public Toilets. Otherwise theses toilets will become dysfunctional as running them profitable is not feasible at all places. "No need to issue notices to The toilet operators in respect of water and electricity bills. No need tocut the water line once, it isinconvenience to the publicand need to amendrules and resume supply of water and electricity free of cost to these Public Toilets.Higher authorities at BBMP, need to take further step to amendrules as The BBMP is obligated to provide toilets as part of social infrastructure in the city as per the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976 ."
Pourakarmikas they sift through dustbins with their bare hands Duties are officially to collect garbage in baskets, segregate them into wet and dry, sweep the streets and finally manually load the collection into lorries. "Pourakarmikas are called to perform all kinds of odd jobs including picking up fallen trees. Residents dump garbage in open spaces inspite of us going from door to door to collect waste. Pushing almost 150kg of garbage in carts up and down the street, ” Segregating glass pieces, medical waste and septic wastes from drains with bare hands and feet and working amidst poisonous fumes in garbage dumps mean a plethora of health issues and frequent visits to hospitals.
Mr Narsimha has submitted memorandum before commissioner about Pourakarmikas Demands: Main among them are the: Pourakarmikas need to be paid their salaries in time. "Why is the BBMP being insensitive to the plight of the workers? The BBMP officials and even the Commissioner expect their salary in the first week of every month. How are the pourakarmikas any different?” He said the BBMP had gone back on the assurances made during the meetings held several time. Contract labor has become a common practice in every department despite several permanent jobs lying vacant. 193 Pourakarmikas have been given same salary by the efforts of Sanghabut still they need to be absorbed in permanent cadre in notified areas. All the pourakarmika organisations should unite and fight for their rights The other major demands of the Narsimha included filling up of the 4,000 vacant posts sanctioned on January 30, 2010, within the next three months, banning contract labour tenders, appointment of dependants of the retired pourakarmikas to maintain public toilets, and using auto tippers to clear garbage. The pourakarmikas president Narsimha also demanded pushcarts, trolleys, handgloves, aprons and other equipment for collection of garbage. Hakku Patra and saledeeds need to begiven to those Pourakarmikas who have not yet received despite the are eligible to get it as per law. Narsimha is The Elected President of "BBMP Poura Karmikara and Arogya Gangman Gala Sangaha” by DeputyCommissioner (Admin) and electoral officer as per guidelines B12 (C1) PR37/11-12 subsequently Registered as Trade Union .
Based on CAG report in respect of BBMPlet state Government file an FIR in police station against officers and garbage contractors who are partners in crime and then order an enquiry by state COD as it is alleged by several persons in the past that several crore is looted every year in BBMP garbage disposal contracts..Give exemplary punishment to those who used misused and abused public money as a sample only in West zone, 17 vehicles used by the BBMP were registered as non-transportation vehicles and fake payments were made and money withdrawn with active connivance of BBMP officers and contractors . " As a result, payments of Rs 88.95 lakh made on these vehicles during 2008-13 were fictitious,"as `89 lakh ride to nowhere: Even as the BBMP started its mandatory segregation of waste at source from October 2, 2012, with its service providers, it didn't include a clause for segregation of waste in collection and transportation in their agreements . In West zone, 17 vehicles used by the BBMP were registered as non-transportation vehicles and fake payments were made and money withdrawn with active connivance of BBMP officers and contractors . " As a result, payments of Rs 88.95 lakh made on these vehicles during 2008-13 were fictitious," the report alleges . thre is `99 lakh fiasco and scam and Mandur mess is artificially created to cover up these scams in BBMP : BBMP's failure in commissioning the garbage segregating unit for over three years led to dumping of mixed waste in Mandur landfill and unfruitful expenditure of Rs 99.46 lakh, says CAG report. So question arises what kept the BBMP from implementing it? Something as basic as the absence of inter `7.46 cr goes down the drain: The storm water drains in the city are designed to carry rain water and sewage. To prevent sewage from entering the Vrishabhavathi valley, a sewage water treatment plant was proposed. But it hardly kicked off, resulting in wasteful expenditure of Rs 7.46 crore. Reason: the BBMP didn't ensure availability of land before kick starting the project in June 2008. Of the 28 works, 15 works worth Rs 11.24 crore could not take off due to this. Also, the BBMP commissioner didn't ensure preparation of DPR, leading to defective planning. "Garbage was found burning in a sewage treatment plant and parts of the chain link fencing were stolen,” as per the CAG report .