As a response to the state government’s decision to transfer unqualified officers to the BBMP, officials and staff plan to go on strike from November 2.
Story so far: Officials and employees of the corporation observed a black day on Monday to protest the state government’s decision to transfer unqualified officers to the BBMP by allegedly breaking the C&R (Corporation Cadre and Recruitment) Rules. They did this by wearing black bands. The members want to strike beginning November 2.
- The BBMP Officer and Employees Welfare Association President A Amruthraj deemed this move “illegal”.
- He also pointed out that a sanction of 5,219 posts in the corporation had been lying vacant for four years.
Black day: Amruthraj also claimed that the decision to hold the black day was made in order to secure the fulfilment of their 18 demands, which included the issuance of health cards to BBMP officers and employees, the cancellation of the process of assigning officers from other departments to posts in the corporation, and the delay in holding Kempegowda awards from the previous two years.