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80 BBMP staff denied timely promotions

Chitra V. Ramani


Many continue to work as Second Division Clerks

Official says action will be taken after legal opinion


Bangalore: D.S. Lakshman joined service in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in March 1976 as a daily wage worker. He was promoted as Second Division Assistant in October 1994 and continued to serve in that position till July 2010. As per the roster system, he should have been promoted as Assistant Revenue Officer. He died on July 4 this year, without any promotion or enjoying any additional financial benefit.

There are 80 such employees in the BBMP who have been denied rightful promotions and financial benefits. Several of these employees continue to work under the Second Division Clerk and First Division Assistant cadre even after several years of service.

The issue even went up to the High Court of Karnataka in 2004, when 105 affected employees filed a writ petition.

The High Court directed the BBMP in November 2005 to take action within three months. That is not all. Even the Government intervened and issued an order, directing officials to promote the employees. Although the former commissioners of the BBMP, Jothiramalingam and K. Jairaj, directed the Administration Department to ensure the employees were promoted as per the seniority list; there were many who retired, and some even expired.

However, other employees submitted their objections. The BBMP then formed a five-member committee to look into the issue. “The committee, in its report, concluded that the GO must be implemented,” an employee told The Hindu.

The then Commissioner S. Subramanya directed officials to prepare a gradation list and later directed officials to get legal advice. Yet, the Administration Department chose to look the other way.

Meanwhile, the BBMP has again sought legal opinion on the issue. S.L. Manjunath, Deputy Commissioner (Administration), said, “We will take action soon after the legal opinion is obtained.”

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