August 30, 2009 3:33:23 am
After the standing committee approval ,a special general body meeting has also been called on September 4
A day after the special committee gave approval to implement the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations for the officials and employees of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC),civic standing committee also gave its go-ahead for its implementation on Saturday.
However,the political parties remained divided on this,with Congress,NCP and MNS voting in favour of this proposal and the BJP-Shiv Sena combine opposing it. BJP-Shiv Sena alleged that the other parties are trying to please people just ahead of the assembly polls. The proposal was passed with Congress-NCP-MNS’ nine votes as against the saffron alliance of 4 votes.
Congress-NCP wanted to take a fast decision since the election code of conduct for the upcoming assembly polls are going to fall in place from next week. Therefore,a special general body meeting has also been organised on September 4 to give a speedy clearance to the proposal.
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BJP corporators Ujwal Keskar,Medha Kulkarni,Ashok Yenpure and Shive Sena leader Shyam Deshpande held a press conference after the standing committee meeting.
Keskar said,”The civic panel has taken a decision against the state government resolution,which says that the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations could be implemented only if it does not have any adverse effects on the municipal corporation. But the PMC has already been in doldrums and reeling under economic pressure and it is not advisable to implement it,as it would give additional burden on the civic body,” They further criticised that the civic panel did not discuss the pros and cons and its implications before the approving the proposal.
To this,NCP leader of house Anil Bhosale,standing committee chairman Nilesh Nikam,Congress corporator Virendra Kirad said that the saffron parties have opposed the proposal because they do not want the ruling parties to take a credit for giving out a favourable decision
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