While there are a large number of vacancies in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, it is being ignored by the municipal administration even as it fights the biggest problem – the Covid-19 pandemic. While there are 1,10,509 sanctioned posts under the direct and promotion category, 38,128 posts are vacant.
This was revealed in answer to a query filed by RTI activist Anil Galgali. “The highest number of posts are in category C and D with 33,043 posts,” he said.
Galgali had sought information from the BMC about sanctioned, working and vacant posts. The BMC is one of the biggest and richest civic bodies in India.
The general administration of BMC informed him about the records available till September 2020.
A total of 87,146 posts have been sanctioned in the direct service technical and non-technical categories in which 28,608 posts are vacant.
There are 10,553 vacancies in the C category and 15,789 vacancies in the D category. A total of 23,363 posts have been sanctioned in the promotion technical and non-technical categories and 9,520 posts are vacant. There are 5,020 vacancies in the highest D category. There are 33,043 vacancies in both the C and D categories.
Galgali has sent a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal and Mayor Kishori Pednekar and demanded that they fill up all vacant posts on top priority. "Vacancies affect work and citizens have to suffer," said Galgali.