BWSSB staff oppose health scheme contribution

Hundreds of BWSSB employees have opposed the board's decision to get them to contribute  towards  the health scheme when they are still in service.  

At least 250 employees have written to the chairman of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, asking him to drop the affidavit that  they must fill to declare their interest in the health scheme.

According to the regulations of the scheme, which will come into force in  January  2018, retired employees have to contribute a one-time sum depending on their cadre. Rs 100 will be deducted from their pension towards the scheme.

Jagadish K H, chief accounts officer, BWSSB, said the employees were  opposing the contribution clause  since the   money would be taken out of their  salaries.  

"We just wanted to increase the amount of contribution to make the health scheme more effective. We still need to discuss the matter," he said.  

The BWSSB has collected over Rs 2.48 crore as employees' contribution and added Rs 60 lakh to the corpus fund.

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