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Retrenched MMC and RI staffers stir continues, MCC contractors protest for arrears

Sa Ra Mahesh who called on the agitators in front of the administrative block of K R Hospital, urged them to remain confident as, according to him, there were no irregularities in the recruitment of 83 non-teaching staff. He asked his personal assistant to contact Medical Education Minister Ramachandra Gowda over phone, but to no avail, as he got a reply from that side that the Minister was busy attending a meeting. The Mayor who met the protesters separately, endorsed the words of Sa Ra Mahesh.

Among 83 who were retrenched in shorter period of their recruitment, 61 are nurses, 19 lab technicians and three paramedics.

MCC contractors stir

Vexed over the delay in payment of arrears, contractors of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) staged a sit-in protest for four hours in front of  MCC  on Tuesday. Led by the president of MCC Contractors Association Chandrashekaraiah and secretary Harshavardhana, the contractors warned of boycotting works ahead of Dasara until and unless the civic body clears their arrears. They said that the delay in releasing the amount has been causing hardship, with Gowri Ganesha festival around the corner. |

Holding placards they also raised slogans against the officers who have been turning them away.

Learning about the protest, Mayor Sandesh Swamy walked up to the agitators and appealed to them to withdraw their act. He promised to clear the pending bills till December 2009 ( of those who have carried out works in that particular month), besides passing atleast one bills of the total pending bills of the works carried since January.

The contractors who agreed to the decision of the Mayor, withdrew their protest.
According to a MCC officer who informed the council in the recent meeting, the MCC owes Rs 42.53 cr to contractors since October 2009 to July 2010.

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