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IMC sanitation staff alleges GPF bungling

SANITATION WORKERS have accused top Indore Municipal Corporation officials of sweeping away lakhs of rupees from their general provident fund accounts and demanded an impartial probe into the scam.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2006 16:40 IST

SANITATION WORKERS have accused top Indore Municipal Corporation officials of sweeping away lakhs of rupees from their general provident fund accounts and demanded an impartial probe into the scam.

Addressing mediapersons at a press meet today, Safai Kamgaar Sangh president Mahesh Guhar charged officials with fraudulently obtaining cash deposited by sanitation workers in the form of monthly GPF instalments.

Each sanitation worker deposits a sum of Rs 375 every month with the hope of using it to pay for a high-cost event like a daughter’s wedding or a son’s education, said the Sangh president. However, this money is appropriated by Corporation officials, who take advantage of the fact that a vast majority of sanitation staffers are illiterate.

Gauhar demanded an immediate probe into the alleged bungling in GPF accounts and warned that sanitation workers would take to the streets if their demands were not met.

First Published: Feb 06, 2006 16:40 IST