End the culture of contract work: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The chief minister asked why the NDMC is hiring private agencies for providing services especially in the unskilled categories.

Published: 21st August 2017 10:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2017 10:02 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal | AFP

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal in meeting held on Monday at the New Delhi Municipal Council has asked the agency to significantly reduce works and services outsourced on contract basis.

According to a member of the NDMC council present in the meeting chief minister questioned as to why the civic agency is hiring private agencies for providing services especially in the unskilled categories.   

“In the council meeting there was matter pertaining to permanent jobs to family members on compensatory grounds. So the CM said that we should give these people jobs which have been outsourced and utilize the manpower” informed a council member.   

The NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar who was present in the meeting will submit a feasibility report in this regard to the CM within a week.

“On 15th August I promised that I will end this culture of work on contract. Today in the NDMC meeting a decision in this regard has been taken” said Kejriwal in his tweet on the social media platform.

According the agency officials this decision will provide better the working condition of the agency as many a time the agency has incurred losses due to involvement of a third party in providing services. One such example is the parking which the agency took from the private contractor DIMTS earlier this year as they were incurring losses around Rs 2 crore per quarter. Now the agency has put their own staff to manage the parking lots.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp