Patiala Municipal Corporation to hire ex-official, sparks controversy

Patiala Municipal Corporation to hire ex-official, sparks controversy

When the youth of Punjab are facing a dearth of jobs, the Municipal Corporation, Patiala, in a general house meeting on Tuesday, decided to hire its retired superintending engineer (SE) as a technical adviser. - File photo

Patiala, June 16

When the youth of Punjab are facing a dearth of jobs, the Municipal Corporation, Patiala, in a general house meeting on Tuesday, decided to hire its retired superintending engineer (SE) as a technical adviser.

He will be paid a sum equivalent to his last drawn salary minus the pension drawn every month. The official had retired from service on June 30, 2019. The matter was presented out of agenda and passed.

A Congress-affiliate councillor, who was a part of the general body meeting, said, “Youths in the state are without jobs. They should be hired and given responsibilities rather than re-hiring retired workers.”

Mayor Sanjeev Kumar Sharma said it was a collective decision of the House. “The decision was taken with the approval of all the councillors present in the general house meeting.” — TNS

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