Mumbai: Ravi Raja seeks permanent job for contract workers during pandemic

Former leader of opposition in BMC and Congress corporator Ravi Raja has written a letter to BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal seeking permanent job for the contract workers who had worked for Mumbai during the Covid-19 period.

Kalpesh MhamunkarUpdated: Saturday, December 10, 2022, 01:48 AM IST
article-image
Ravi Raja | Twitter/@ravirajaINC

Mumbai: Former leader of opposition in BMC and Congress corporator Ravi Raja has written a letter to BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal seeking permanent job for the contract workers who had worked for Mumbai during the Covid-19 period.

The letter stated, “In 2019 when Mumbai was in the grip of Covid-19, many permanent employees couldn't resume duty because trains and buses along with other public transport were barely running. During that time many people were given jobs on a contract basis to provide emergency services to people. Doctors, nurses, and conservation workers were hired on contract basis. These workers had put their life at risk and saved many lives. They had also worked hard day and night to save the Covid-19-infected. Many of them had been infected with the disease.”

Mr Raja's letter further reads that these contract workers were removed from their jobs after the Covid wave recedes. After losing their jobs, these workers are facing hardships for survival.

Mr Raja demanded that whenever BMC starts the recruitment in administration, the civic body should give priority to these workers as per their academic qualifications. He also asked the Commissioner to issue directions to his subordinate accordingly in this regard.

Mr Raja said, “There were 6,000 employees who had helped the BMC in the difficult times. So, BMC should not forget these people and should give priority in the recruitment drive.”

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Ex-Punjab CM Amarinder Singh likely BJP candidate to replace BS Koshiyaari as Maharashtra Governor

Ex-Punjab CM Amarinder Singh likely BJP candidate to replace BS Koshiyaari as Maharashtra Governor

Navi Mumbai: Newly married couple booked for using fake documents to get married

Navi Mumbai: Newly married couple booked for using fake documents to get married

Palghar: Residential complex for devotees at Tembhode inaugurated by Shripad Naik

Palghar: Residential complex for devotees at Tembhode inaugurated by Shripad Naik

Mira Bhayandar: 50-year-old man arrested by Navghar police for molesting minor girl

Mira Bhayandar: 50-year-old man arrested by Navghar police for molesting minor girl

Navi Mumbai: 25-year-old Panvel biker dies, pillion injured after hitting tempo

Navi Mumbai: 25-year-old Panvel biker dies, pillion injured after hitting tempo