Bangalore Development Authority has 56 excess engineers - RTI reply
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has hired 56 engineers in excess of its requirements.
As per the reply, the Engineering department of BDA has two posts of Superintendent Engineers but the authority has hired five Superintendent Engineers. Similarly 67 assistant engineers have been posted under BDA though total number of posts for assistant engineers is 45. It is alleged that most of the engineers in excess are from public works department (PWD) as they try to get posted within the city limits.
The BDA commissioner has accepted the posting of excess engineers and has said that all the postings have been done on the instructions and orders issued by the government and that nothing can be done unless the government issues fresh orders. These engineers have been given an extension till March 31, 2013. It is not known what work is being extracted from them, if any.