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.

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