Pimpri: On behalf of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, a total of 19 employees were promoted to the post of driver according to seniority. However, they are directly assigned to drive fire trucks, ambulances, garbage trucks, etc. without any training. Due to this, there is a possibility of an accident.
Municipal Corporation has given promotion to employees like laborers, sepoys as drivers. They have no experience in driving heavy vehicles. 2018 driving test and medical verification certificate were conducted while promoting. Now, nothing like that has been done. 19 employees have been directly posted on heavy vehicles with promotion on June 14. They are assigned on heavy vehicles like fire trucks, ambulances, garbage trucks, water tankers. As they are appointed without training, there is a possibility of accidents while driving these vehicles on busy roads.
Heavy vehicle training required
19 promoted employees were required to be trained and guided in driving heavy vehicles. After that, they should be given the task of driving fire trucks, ambulances, garbage transport vehicles, water tankers, the drivers said.
Will guide the drivers
Drivers have license to drive heavy vehicles. He has been appointed as a driver only after seeing his driving license. It is not necessary to train them to drive. However, guidance to them regarding the work from the concerned department
Deputy Commissioner of General Administration Department of Municipal Corporation Vitthal Joshi said that it will be done.
Khatatop to get appointment
Being posted as a driver in a vehicle of municipal officials is a very convenient job. Overtime allowance is provided along with daily work. Also, being on an officer’s vehicle increases the visibility. So the drivers are reluctant to work on fire trucks, ambulances, garbage transport vehicles, water tankers and other vehicles. Therefore, there is a discussion in the municipal circle that various reasons are being put forward to get the appointment on the vehicles of the officers.
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