PMC employees yet to receive MI smart cards even after payment
Municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar introduced this scheme under the Smart City scheme to make the city more digital.pune Updated: Jul 19, 2017 11:44 IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) deducted ₹80 from almost 15,000 employees’ salary in the month of February for MI cards but the corporation has not been able to handover the cards to them.
The purpose of the MI cards is to make cashless travels in the city. In first phase, it would be used for PMPML and PMC related amenities only. In next phase, private taxis would also able to be a part of it.
Municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar introduced this scheme under the Smart City scheme to make the city more digital. The PMPML is handling this project.
The PMC employees on anonymity said that the PMC had deducted ₹80 from their salary in the month of February. Even after the completion of four months, the corporation has not handed over the cards to them.
Another officer said that the scheme was made mandatory for all employees without taking any prior permission from them. The Municipal commissioner took the decision to allot Smart Card to each employee.
Another PMC employee said that the agency is not able to hand over the cards yet, but before that the standing committee of the PMC approved the decision to allot MI cards to all students. The PMC will be bearing the cost of the card of each student who is studying in PMC run schools. The cost of the card for each student is ₹100. Even the students who are learning in private school will get these cards but they would need to bear 75% of the cost and PMC will bear 25% cost for them.
The PMC employees raised the question that if the agency is giving smart cards at ₹80 for employees then why it is giving smart cards at ₹100 for students.