Mangaluru, Nov 23, 2017: With civic workers and drivers of Antony Waste Handling Cell (Pvt.) Ltd. receiving message about credit of salary into their accounts on their phones. Door-to-door garbage collection resumed in Mangaluru by noon on Nov 22, Wednesday The company personnel had suspended work on Tuesday following non-receipt of salary.
Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Mohammed Nazir said that on Nov 21, Tuesday the corporation made payment of Rs. 2.20 crore towards salary of these personnel for September. “The company personnel resumed work today after receiving intimation of credit of salary into their accounts,” he said.
The personnel started collecting garbage from the afternoon and by evening, door-to-door collection and removal of garbage piled up by the roadside was completed, he said.
The civic workers and drivers of the company suspended work as the company had not paid their salary for September and October. The company had blamed the corporation for this and said that it had not received the salary component.
In this regard, the company sent legal notices in August. Apart from non-receipt of salary component, the company also made note of the inordinate delay in clearing bills, non-payment of amounts withheld between January 2016 and June 2017, non-payment of difference in minimum wages since its revision in August 2016, and non-payment of cost of escalation of fuel and labour charge since 2016. In all, the company has demanded Rs. 36.31 crore from the corporation.BJP blames MCC : Mangaluru: BJP leaders in the city blamed the ruling Congress party over non-disbursement of salary to the Anthony Waste Management (Pvt) Ltd. Addressing the media here, Mangaluru South BJP vice- president Vedavyas Kamath said," During the year 2015, MCC had signed an agreement and given contract to Mumbai based Anthony Waste Management (Pvt) Ltd to collect garbage and transport it to dump yard at Vamanjoor,”
"The city corporation also owes Rs 4 .5 crore for two months of September and October to the contractor. Anthony waste management has also alleged that MCC is deducting 1.1% for under- construction labour fund, which is not mentioned in the agreem ent. It is also gathered that as per the bilateral agreement, additional money arising out of revision of minimum wages and hike in petrol and diesel costs also have to be paid to the company by MCC. This has been pending since a year. Anthony waste management has already sent legal notice to MCC in this regard,” he added.
“Mayor held a meeting with the company and promised to clear the pending bills. She also announced that the garbage would be cleared. We don’t see the garbage being cleared even today,” he added.
Corporator Roopa D Bangera, Sudhir Kumar Shetty and others were present.