BANGALORE: Cash-strapped Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has to pay salary for more than 3,000 people who are working in non-sanctioned posts in the BBMP. Revealing the same in the BBMP Council meeting on Saturday in Bangalore, Chickpet Councilor and BBMP’s Accounts Standing Committee Chairman A L Shivakumar said that BBMP has 16,638 sanctioned posts, as against the total number of 19,967. This has made BBMP take additional burden of 3249 people’s salary and other expenses.
Many of the councillors on Friday intimated Commissioner on how many officials who come on deputation to BBMP are misusing the facilities. Banashankari temple ward Councilor A H Basavaraj said that an official, Purushotham who was on deputation, has taken one months salary from BBMP even after being transferred back to his parent department. “He has to pay `1.75 lakh house rent to BBMP,” he alleged. JD(S) leader Padmanabha Reddy demanded BBMP to take resolution on not to recruit or depute officials if they do not come under sanctioned posts. BBMP Commissioner M K Shankarlinge Gowda said, “Purushotham cannot escape. I will write a letter to Auditor General’s office and also to the department concerned where he is working and instruct them to deduct `1.75 lakh from his salary account.”