Grade 4 Municipal Worker - Inputs on Root Causes

Below are the key issues highlighted by you in regards to Grade 4 Municipal Workers. Kindly review and help identify root causes for them. Once we know Root Causes, we will have a separate discussion on solutions that must be implemented to address them.

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Grade 4 municipal workers – Key Issues

1.Workers do not come at a fixed time everyday
2.They work casually for a couple of hours and then disappear
3.They don’t segregate the waste and collect everything together
4.Many workers clean the roads and leave the garbage in puddles at the side of the roads
5.They treat medical waste as normal waste
6.Many workers are found to be burning dry leaves and garbage in open
7.They don’t cover their vehicles while transporting the garbage and it keeps spilling on to the road
8.Grade 4 municipal workers do not have the right equipment to collect garbage
9.They dump the collected garbage in corners when they think no one is watching them
10.Many times they are found sweeping the garbage into side drains
11.They do tend to burn garbage during winter months and keep themselves warm
12.Many times they outsource local garbage picking work in exchange for money. more  

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Why the Government do not take the blame on themselves ??? You charge us with swechha bharat Cess and tell us that class four employees are to be blamed ??? Why the supervisory workers and above are not taking action ??? Else stop collecting he Cess. more  
Grade iv Workers: 1 There is need to conduct exhaustive training of class 4 workers to bring in behavior changes. 2 The workers should be trained and equipped to work according to latest technology / machinery etc. 3 Workers lack basic appliances for carrying out their task effectively. 4 There is no appreciation or motivation for them. Have we ever heard of a Cleaning Worker being appreciated for his outstanding work. I do not believe that 100 % of these workers are KAMCHOR. more  
strict supervision of the workers and accountabilty shall be fixed on the supervisors. Interim public opinion shall also be called by the authorities. more  
I think sanitary workers are being blamed for conditions they are not responsible for. Municipalities do not provide proper equipment and encouragement to them to do their work. They should also feel that they do useful work and do it in dignified manner, they should be treated like human beings. How many of us know the name of the municipal worker who comes to collect garbage where there is door to door garbage. They are faceless entities for us. Even after years of contact, do we inquire after their families? more  
1. Workers have no authority to check garbage being thrown in places other than the bins marked for this purpose. They should be armed with an app based facility to take a picture and report so the appropriate action can be taken by the MCD. 2. Work should be given on contract for better accountability. Presently the workers send proxy to work on their behalf. 3. All workers should work in uniform with their names properly displayed on it. On the back contact number and name of the Office responsibly for their work should be clearly given in bold details. more  
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