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BMC Reinstated 117 Officials, Many Of Whom Were Suspended Over Graft Charges: RTI

In April 2020, the then BMC Chief, Praveen Pardeshi issued a directive to reinstate all engineers who were under suspension in light of the shortage of staff to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

BMC Reinstated 117 Officials, Many Of Whom Were Suspended Over Graft Charges: RTI
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has reinstated 117 officials, a considerable number of whom were suspended over graft charges, naming shortage of staff to battle the coronavirus pandemic, reports stated.

Based on information from the BMC’s enquiries department attained under the RTI Act, engineers, as well as officials from those outside the health department, were also called back. Among the 117 recalled, including assistant engineer M G Shelar and junior engineer Dharmaraj Shinde who was found guilty in the civic authority’s departmental inquiry in the 2017 Kamala Mills fire were ordered to be removed from service.

Other than this, sub-engineer Dinesh Mahale was also found guilty and punished with a considerable reduction in pay.

In April 2020, the then BMC Chief, Praveen Pardeshi issued a directive to reinstate all engineers who were under suspension in light of the shortage of staff to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. These engineers were to be given responsibilities at quarantine centres and COVID-19 hospitals. However, their suspension was to be taken back only temporarily.

According to reports, the RTI application was filed by Jeetendra Ghadge of The Young Whistleblowers Foundation. Additionally, some officials were also suspended after cases of misconduct as well as negligence. On the other hand, others were removed post being trapped by the anti-corruption bureau in cases of grant.  

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