BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has started recruiting marshals who will act as vigilant inspectors to ensure waste is collected and processed scientifically.
BBMP has recruited 20 ex-servicemen as marshals and to being with, they will be deputed at various waste processing units. “Often garbage truck drivers are threatened by miscreants and villagers and our trucks are stopped in between. To ensure smooth operation, the Commissioner sanctioned the recruitment of 20 ex-servicemen, who have now been trained,” said Joint Commissioner for Health Sarfaraz Khan.
The marshals will get a salary of `25,000 per month including allowances.
When asked about recruiting more marshals, Khan said it was not done due to financial constraints. “To begin with, we have recruited them for our processing units. In the coming days, we will hire one marshal for each assembly constituency,” he said.
A few months back, the BBMP Council approved recruitment of one marshal per each ward. These marshals will act as policemen and nab people littering streets or failing to give segregated waste to pourakarmikas when they come to collect waste at the doorstep.
“The Council has approved the recruitment and it is now pending before the government. But the Commissioner using his discretion powers has agreed to recruit 20 people who will work at processing units,” a senior BBMP official said.