Hyderabad: Expenditure on annual sanitation is likely to be down, GHMC

In Bangalore, the BMP contract workers move around the city for garbage collection. The contractor driven units system has been arbitrarily stopped as the GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) planned in bringing down the annual sanitation expenditure.

It has completely switched on to the seven member registered workers from this month onwards. As an effort to tune with the road sweeping and collecting garbage it has stopped the 18 members work in the contractor driven units system.

L. Vandan Kumar, Health and Sanitation Additional Commissioner said that the yearly bill that is been allocated is Rs. 183 crore and the expectation of the contractor point of view their margin range is 4%, service tax as 12.5%, salary for the workers could however reach Rs. 35 crore.

Additional Commissioner explained that they are planning to hand over the contract work to the same workers whom they formed the group and the individual bank accounts are already in the place and totally 830 groups and each with 7 individuals has formed the team.

Total of 978 units has been formed and out of which 255 work during day and 71 during night shift and it is split among the contract staff. These units are responsible for the core city. Speech with commissioner of Stamps and Registration Department on discussion of groups of the workers took place.

The units for Qutbullapur – 37, Uppal – 12, Alwal – 25, Karwan and Environs – 38, Gunfoundry and environs – 13, Secunderabad – 32, Himayatnagar and environs – 39, Khairatabad and environs – 50,  Chairman and environs – 87.  Contract units seem to constitute 30% but the plan remains malfunctioning with overall sanitation.

Extra unit sanctioned for 150 divisions, the supervisory staff which includes the health and medical officer attendance rate is noted to be very poor. This is one of the factor which leads to the cascading in the sweeping and garbage collection, reported the Additional Commissioner.

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