After making several rounds of the Pune Municipal Corporations (PMC) education board enquiring about his pension,Jayant Bhosale,a former employee is now a relieved man.
He has finally received a cheque for his monthly pension. The education board employees as well as pensioners were hit hard when,due to some internal politics,the salaries for the month of March were not disbursed.
The reason for this,the accounts department said,was the failure of the board to get the mayors signature on the resolution. Vaishali Bankar,mayor,had not signed the resolution because of government directives; only the newly elected members of the board could take financial decisions. However,a day after Newsline reported about this,the commissioner,Mahesh Pathak gave orders for the immediate disbursement of the salaries and pensions.
However,the board said that while a major chunk of the salary had been sent by PMC,they had sent about Rs 92 lakh less. The pending amount was about Rs 11.68 crore and we were given about Rs 92 lakh less. We are writing to the PMC and are hoping to get the remaining amount soon. Due to this,the employees have not received their full salaries, said Sangeeta Tiwari,chairperson,education board.
The PMC education board runs around 300 schools. The dues of close to 10,000 present and former employees had been put on hold for March 2012.