The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will not extend the services of the outsourced staff taken through Keonics, whose contract period will expire in March this year, said Commissioner Siddaiah.

Responding to a question raised by Janata Dal (S) Floor Leader Padmanabha Reddy, he said that Keonics may take service charge from the BBMP, while the civic authority would directly disburse salary to the outsourced employees through cheques.

Earlier, the councillors had raised objections to the repeated extension of the services of employees taken from Keonics. They claimed that the services of 789 such employees were extended without the approval from either the BBMP Council or the Standing Committee for Establishment and Administrative Reforms.

Mr. Siddaiah admitted that there had been some lapses with regard to extension of services of the outsourced employees during the Administrator's period of three years.

Following complaints from outsourced employees about delays in salary disbursement and payment of part of their salary to touts/agents, an inquiry had been ordered and the report would be tabled before the Council in a month, he added.

Mr. Siddaiah said that in 2000, several BBMP staff, including bill collectors, tax inspectors, first and second division assistants, had been trained to use computers. Their services would be made use of, he said.

“The Revenue Department is utilising the services of 281 outsourced employees for assessment of properties under the Self Assessment Scheme. As many as 518 others are working in various other departments. There are around 6,000 vacant posts in the BBMP and we may appoint computer literate candidates for these posts.”

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