Hike in staff salaries in BMC leave little money for city development.


BMC is running short of funds because of hike in salary to their employees. Only 13% of revenue will be left to improve civic amenities.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is running short of funds because of hike in salary to their employees. Only 13% of revenue will be left to improve civic amenities.


As a consequence of this, the services such as maintenance of roads and footpath, cleaning drains will be affected. During this rainy season, these are most important areas needed attention.

The city will not get any new projects for 2-3 years now and projects such as underground parking lots at Crawford market, reconstruction of hospitals have been postponed.

While BMC has promised to pay their staff as per the Sixth Pay commission,is a good news and the employees also deserve this long awaiting settlement, it is sad because this puts an additional burden of Rs.1500 crore on the civic body and it will come at the cost of Mumbai's maintenance and development.

The decision raises Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's establishment cost from the current 65% to 87 %. This means only 13 % will be left for providing civic amenities.

Reference: Hindustan Times


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