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Now BMC employees might also have a five-day week

A meeting for the same was held between the BMC unions and municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi on Wednesday.

Now BMC employees might also have a five-day week
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officers and employees might soon have to only work for five days a week. Following the footsteps of the state government's five-day working week plan for its employees, the BMC also is planning to offer its employees a shortened working week.

As per the officials, the proposal will be discussed today (March 5)  in the civic house. If approved, the employees along with BMC officers will enjoy a five-day week from this week. A meeting for the same was held between the BMC unions and municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi on Wednesday.

Similar to the state government's plan, the working hours of the BMC employees will also be extended by 45 minutes every day. BMC has around one lakh employees and officers.

However, services such as fire brigade, health, sewerage, drainage will not be given this benefit. As per the proposed rule, civic employees will have to work from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on five days with Saturday and Sunday being holidays.

“This is a good move and we are happy that the civic commissioner has agreed to our demand. Employees need to spend an extra one hour and staff from emergency services will not be part of the system,” said Prakash Devadas, coordinator of Mumbai Municipal Employee’s Union.

The state government had announced a five-day week for its employees last month and the new routine started from February 29, 2020. Now, the BMC has also drafted a letter that has signs of the chief staff officers. Once BMC chief Praveen Pardeshi signs the letter, the new routine will come in effect.

Meanwhile, BMC hospitals, conservancy workers, schools also may not come under the new five days week regime.

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