MCGM asks officials to clear employees dues

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 00:22

Mumbai: Taking cue from the recent
incident of a woman setting herself on fire, demanding
clearance of her deceased husband`s dues, the local civic
body, today directed all departments to resolve pending
matters to avoid any such cases.

Renuka Mahadik (25), today, succumbed to her injuries
after she set herself on fire outside MCGM headquarters early
this week. She was trying to secure a municipal job and
receive her husband, Ravindra, a civic employee`s, pension
dues.

"We have asked all departments to look if there are
any such pending cases. Such cases should be resolved at the
earliest to avoid any similar incident like Renuka`s,"
Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar said.

Mahadik, a resident of Khetwadi in Girgaon, on January
18, had set herself on fire outside the BMC headquarters in
south Mumbai.

"The investigations are on this matter. The officers
are carrying out in-depth investigations to ascertain the
claims put forward by Renuka," Mhaiskar said.

It would be premature to say about our next course of
action as the investigations are on. The reports will come by
tomorrow. Then we will be in a position to say, she said.

Renuka was accompanied by her brother Vikas Salve when
the incident occurred. She was rushed to G T hospital, from
there she was taken to J J hospital with 70 per cent burn
injuries.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 00:22
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