BMC reverses deduction of salaries of 20,000 employees

The salary was deducted from almost 70,000 employees belonging to Class IV category and high-ranking officers, while 20,000 of them were given 'zero' salary

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After threatening agitation over receiving no salary for the month of April, 20,000 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) employees on Wednesday received the complete amount in their bank accounts.

Several employees asserted that they were on election duty in the month of April while some had claimed that there were glitches in the newly introduced biometric system. The salaries were deducted from the employees belonging to Class IV to high-ranking officials.

The affected workers accused the concerned BMC department of negligence. The establishment department of the municipal corporation was expected to take care of the attendance of the employees deployed for election duty. 

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Municipal Mazdoor Union (MMU) had threatened to protest if their demands of reversing the deduction were not met within a week. MMU member Prafullata Dalwi had informed that the majority of the employees suffering from salary deduction are from Class IV category.   

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