CITY: Sind govt releases funds for KMC employees salaries

KARACHI: KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has said that Sind government has released the funds for salaries of KMC employees and the payment of salaries of employees from grade 1 to 5 for the month of February has started whereas the salaries of employees from grade 6 and above would be paid in three days.

He said this while meeting with the delegation of Sajan Union under the leadership of Syed Zulfiqar Shah. On this occasion Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Financial Advisor Khalid Shaikh, Director General Technical Services Altaf G. Memon, Sr. Director Medical Services Dr. A. D. Sajnani, Sr. Director Municipal Services Dr. Shaukat Zaman, Sr. Director HRM Shoaib Waqar, Sr. Director Local Taxes Masood Alam and other officers were present.

Administrator Karachi said that the salaries for the month of March would be paid by 10th of next month. He said that the timely payment of employees’ salaries and pensions was my first priority and we were doing our best to pay employees’ salaries on time every month.

He said it was first time after one and half year that employees were being provided with three salaries in 45 days.

He said that Finance Department has planned for paying employees’ salaries by 10th of every month. He also said that retired employees’ pensions, gratuity and other arrears would be paid in three months. He said funds for employees’ salaries of five DMCs would be released today.

He said Rs80million were due for pensions out of which Rs25million would be paid each month.

Administrator Karachi said that son quota in KMC would be implemented and senior and deserving employees would be promoted and any order for regularizing contract employees from Government of Sind has not been received so far as directives in this regard were received contract employees would be regularized immediately.

He said one month Fire Risk Allowance of employees of Fire Brigade Department was being paid whereas two month’s allowance would be paid soon.

He assured union officials that the employees belong to Hindu and Christian minorities were our brothers and all employees were equal in KMC and the salaries of Hindu employees were being paid today due to their Festival of Holi whereas salaries of Christian employees were also ensured before Easter Festival.