PMC to deploy 900 security guards at its properties

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 9 September 2017

Former mayor Bhausaheb Khilare no more

Former mayor of Pune Bhausaheb Khilare died of a heart attack on Saturday morning. He is survived by his wife, son and four daughters. Khilare, who served as member of the PMC for almost 25 years, was 78. He also served as Standing Committee chairman and became mayor of the city in 1990. His last rites were performed at Vaikunth crematorium.

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will deploy around 900 security guards to safeguard various PMC owned properties like hospitals, gardens, water treatment plants, etc. 

The civic body has been hiring security guards from private contractors as its current strength is not sufficient to protect its increasing number of properties. 

For the past few days, the PMC had stopped hiring security guards since the agreement between the PMC and the private contractor came to an end. 

However, the PMC has decided to appoint a new private contractor for supplying security guards and a proposal has been tabled before the Standing Committee for seeking its approval.

According to the proposal, each security guard deployed by the private contractor will be entitled to a monthly salary of Rs 13,810 and the PMC will have to spend a total of around Rs 14.99 crore per year on the deployment of the 900 security guards.

The weekly meeting of the Standing Committee will be held on Tuesday and, after perusing the proposal, the civic administration will be given permission for signing the agreement.

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