The civic staff of the Thane Municipal Corporation are told they’ll not be paid their salaries if they fail to get fully vaccinated within the prescribed deadline.
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has made vaccination a mandate for its civic staff. In a meeting held by the TMC officials on November 8, which was also attended by Vipin Sharma, Commissioner, TMC and Naresh Mhaske, Mayor.
After the meeting, it had been decided that civic employees who have yet to receive their first jab of the COVID vaccine won’t be given their salaries if they do not get vaccinated as soon as possible. Not just that, even those who have received their first dose of the vaccination but fail to get their second dose within the prescribed timeline won’t receive their salaries. It is a clear message from the officials that all civic staff will need to get fully vaccinated at any cost.
In a statement given to the media, Sharma said that the TMC has taken this decision to encourage vaccination drive in the district and ensure 100 per cent vaccination.
On November 9, the Thane district formed 167 teams of nurses and ASHA workers to assist in collecting data on what number people have been vaccinated, by going door to door. Mhaske also revealed to the media that they are taking help from universities and schools to spread awareness about getting vaccinated at any cost.
Earlier in the week, even in Nagpur, R Vimala, the district collector, issued orders that unvaccinated civic employees won’t be allowed to enter the govt. offices and can be deprived of other medical and health benefits as well.