Krupesh Pawar (36) was offered the job of a conservancy worker by the BMC after a 13-year-long wait. Krupesh got the job on compassionate grounds in the Storm Water Drains (SWD) department of the G/North ward office.
Krupeshs father,late Motiram Janardhan Pawar,worked as a conservancy worker before he contracted tuberculosis in 1986 and died in 1995. My father couldnt go to work for some months. But,instead of considering his medical condition,he was suspended, said Krupesh.
His elder brother applied for the job after Motiram Pawar died,but he too contracted TB and died in 2000.
Krupesh,who studied till Class VII,then applied for the same job but met with disappointment. The onus was on the corporation to take up the case and ensure that someone from the family got the job. The plea was neglected all these years because his father had been suspended from duty, said Dilip Lande,an MNS corporator,who reportedly helped Krupesh get employed.
The family didnt even have enough to eat. Krupesh would do odd jobs to make ends meet, said his mother,who was distributing sweets,along with Krupesh,at the BMC office on Wednesday. Now that I have a job,I am planning to get married and settle down. We finally have some source of financial security after so many years of suffering, Krupesh said.