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BBMP to finally digitise employee records

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The Hindu          07.07.2017  

BBMP to finally digitise employee records

How many Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials got promoted/transferred/suspended last year? It seems even the civic body does not know.

While employee names and payment records were centralised a while ago, details on employee transfers and promotions continue to be maintained separately in each zone by the respective drawing and disbursing officers. For citizens, this becomes evident while trying to contact officials based on the information provided on the BBMP website. Many officials would have been transferred or retired but this information is rarely updated.

BBMP has finally woken up to this lacunae and has decided to bring in computerisation of all employee records. “Sometimes, we do not get to know if an officer has been transferred or promoted as there was no information coming to the head office,” said V. Manjunath, an official working for the BBMP Establishment and Administrative Reforms Standing Committee, who is part of the digitisation programme.

According to G.R. Harishilpa, Assistant Commissioner (Administration), the software for centralisation of records is ready and officials are waiting for approval from the Finance Department to start the system in a month or so. As the records of 9,000 employees will need to be entered, she expects that the system will be running in another three to four months.

“Currently, employee service registrars are being handled by the 140 drawing and disbursing officers working under BBMP, and there is a delay in updating records,” she said.

The database will also include permanent pourakarmikas employed directly by the civic body.