BMC will not deduct bonus from BEST’s employee's salaries

BMC spared BEST because of its improved financial condition

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will not deduct bonus amount from the salaries of the BEST employees, said BMC’s commissioner Ajoy Mehta. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by BEST committee president Anil Kokil and Ajoy Mehta.

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During Diwali last year, the BEST workers demanded a bonus, and upon not receiving the same, the union decided to go on a strike. Keeping the same in mind, BEST which was reeling under financial conditions sought funds worth ₹21.64 cr from BMC and then gave an amount of ₹5,500 to 45,000 employees, on a condition of recovering the same. However, it was also decided then that if the function and recovering money with services was not recovered, the amount distributed as a bonus would be deducted from a salary, at a later stage. 

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However, during the meeting, BEST committee’s president Anil Kokil said that BEST was successful in improving its financial condition to round 80 per cent and so the BMC commissioner decided not to deduct the bonus.

Mumbai's BEST was under the scanner last year for poor performance, due to which several questions were raised regarding the services provided. However, the conditions have now improved. 

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