PMC considering giving employment to kin of “missing” officials

Under the proposal, the family members of such ‘missing’ employees would now be able to approach the authority requesting a suitable job

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Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is considering making relatives of “missing” civic staffers eligible for jobs with the civic administration.

The general body of the MC is considering the move after a proposal to introduce the same was brought forth. A staff member is considered ‘missing’ if they remain absent from work for more than five years.

Apparently, about 22 employees of the corporation have gone missing in recent years. Family members of these lost employees have been following up with the department for jobs.

Under the proposal, the family members of such ‘missing’ employees would now be able to approach the authority requesting a suitable job.

The policy, which was considered to give the families of missing employees relief from the loss of a family member and, in some cases, the sole breadwinner of the family, has already been approved by the law committee and the standing committee. It awaits the final nod from the general body.

As per the draft policy, relatives would have to make sure that they comply with certain norms before they apply for a position with the authority. For one, it would be essential to ensure that they prove their relationship with the missing staff via appropriate documentation. Family members in the age group of 18-45 years would be considered eligible for the job.

However, the policy will not cover missing employees with three or more than three children! Further, employees whose remaining service period is less than two years, will not be covered in the scheme.

A senior official of the PMC’s labour department has said that the implementation of the proposal will help the department speed up the process of pending recruitment cases.

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