Sanitation workers were protesting from last two days and were demanding their wages, which were not paid by their contractor Balaji Security Services for some time. They blocked the road outside the corporation office to protest against the contractor.
Commissioner Dhaiya intervened and asked MCG officials to get in touch with Satte Singh, owner of the Balaji Security Services. Singh paid all the dues of protest sanitation workers only after the intervention of Dhaiya.
On Wednesday, the sanitation workers told this citizen journalist that Balaji Security Services was not paying the agreed amount to them and was also deducting some amount as part of provident fund from their meager salaries. Joint Commissioner Anju Chaudhary and and Y K Garg listened to the grievances of workers and immediately took action on the spot.
MCG has installed many bio-metric machines at every zone of the city to monitor their attendance. In this method of taking attendance, workers have to mark their attendance thrice in a day so that they can be monitored properly.
Councillors and people complained to MCG on several occasions complained that sanitation work in their wards was not happening properly and the number of workers assigned the work should be increased.
To monitor any irregularity, MCG decided to take attendance through bio-metric machines and workers have to mark their attendance in the morning between seven and eight and then at lunch and evening. "25 machines are already installed and 60 more machines will be operating in near future," said Dr Aruna Sangwan, head of Sanitation wing.