While there are a large number of vacancies in the BMC, it is being ignored by the administration. While there are 1,10,509 sanctioned posts under direct and promotion category. 38,128 posts are vacant out of 1,10,509. This reveled in a query filed by RTI activist Anil Galgali. The highest number of posts are in category C and D with 33,043 posts.
Anil Galgali, an RTI activist, had sought information from the BMC about sanctioned, working and vacant posts. The general administration of BMC informed Anil Galgali about the records available till September 2020. A total of 87,146 posts have been sanctioned in the direct service technical and non-technical categories in which 28,608 posts are vacant. There are 10,553 vacancies in C category and 15,789 vacancies in D category. A total of 23,363 posts have been sanctioned in the promotion technical and non-technical categories and 9520 posts are vacant. There are 5020 vacancies in the highest D category. There are 33,043 vacancies in both C and D categories.
Anil Galgali has sent a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal and Mayor Kishori Pednekar and demand that to fill up all vacant post on top priority. “Vacancies affect work and citizens have to suffer,” said Anil Galgali.