BMC sacks 55 staffers for corruption, suspends 134 for graft, crimes

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS): In a major clean-up drive ahead of the upcoming civic elections, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sacked 55 employees and suspended another 134 for corruption, an official said on Tuesday.

The 55 staffers at various levels have been found guilty after court proceedings in corruption and have accordingly been dismissed from service.

Besides losing their jobs, these staffers will forfeit all other benefits like pension and gratuity and worse, they are debarred from applying from any government jobs in future, as dismissal is deemed as the most severe punishment.

Another 53 employees have cases of bribes lodged against them, and 81 employees had other criminal cases filed against them and the BMC has suspended these 134 staffers from service for an undisclosed period.

A total of 200 civic staffers are embroiled in 142 cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and in 105 cases, the BMC has given its 'pre-prosecution sanction' to file the cases.



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  • SRM, Shirva/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 01 2023


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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Wed, Feb 01 2023

    BMC woke up from their deep slumber to sack/suspend corrupt staffers just before the civic election. This action should have been taken long back. I know very well as I was born and brought up in Bombay/Mumbai and then I migrated to New York with my family.

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  • satish shetty, Bombay

    Wed, Feb 01 2023

    good job but they can stand for BMC election and people shall elect them and political leader will oppose ED & CID raid against them

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  • satish shetty, Bombay

    Tue, Jan 31 2023

    good job

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