Pune BRTS wardens not paid salaries since July 

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 7 October 2017

Earlier, the contractor had agreed to pay Rs 12,300 per person as monthly salary, but they were paid only Rs 10,800 and Provident Fund deductions were made despite them not being PF account numbers. 

Pimpri: Over 200 contractual employees hired as traffic wardens on the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) have not been paid their salaries for the past three months. The wardens had gone on a hunger strike at Dr Ambedkar Chowk in Pimpri, which was called off after an assurance from the contractor that they would be given a month's salary before Diwali as immediate relief. This amount was yet to paid as of Saturday evening. 

The wardens were hired through private contractor Shubham HP Security Force, for various BRTS routes in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad. They have been regulating traffic on BRTS routes since February 2017 from 8 am to 8 pm. Earlier, they used to get salaries late. However, since July, the contractor has not paid their salaries. 

Earlier, the contractor had agreed to pay Rs 12,300 per person as monthly salary, but they were paid only Rs 10,800 and Provident Fund deductions were made despite them not being PF account numbers. 

When contacted, Shubham HP Securities Manager Vijay Wankhede said, "PMPML has not cleared bills for the past three months. Officials at the public transport utility said they would transfer funds through RTGS. As soon as we get the funds, the pending salaries of the employees would be paid immediately."

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