LUCKNOW The Nagar Nigam Karmchari Sangh has alleged that 12,000 outsourced staff of the Lucknow Municipal Company (LMC) are not getting advantages below the ESIC, EPFO and LIC schemes and demanded a probe into the problem.
Round 36 companies are supplying manpower to the LMC, however none of them is following labour division and LMC norms, alleged Anand Varma, president of the sangh. Most of those staff are working in streetlights, garbage removing and well being division.
Sangh members have met the city growth minister and despatched letters to the chief minister highlighting the problem, however there was no motion in opposition to the erring companies which have wolfed up greater than ₹200 crore of staff’ funds, he alleged.
The businesses took cash from the LMC for depositing the advantages into the EPF, ESIC and LIC accounts of the workers, however did not achieve this. A few of the companies have not even opened EPFO accounts of their staff. Regardless of the fraud, none of those companies has been blacklisted, added Varma.
Mayor Sushma Kharakwal mentioned, “I’ve ordered an inquiry into the matter. The municipal commissioner will look into the problem.”
“Municipal authorities reported the matter to the EPFO in 2022. However these corporations are nonetheless taking crores from the LMC,” mentioned Congress corporator Mukesh Singh Chauhan.
He mentioned these corporations by no means keep computerised database of their staff and likewise don’t submit particulars of staff supplied to the LMC. “LMC officers hesitate in taking motion in opposition to these corporations as a result of they belong to influential individuals,” alleged Chauhan.
Nevertheless, municipal commissioner Inderjeet Singh mentioned, “If any firm has violated guidelines, it must pay again to staff. The LMC will not make any compromises on defending the rights of its workforce.”