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Controversy Erupts Over BBMP’s Decision to Hire Teachers Through Agencies

Controversy Erupts Over Bbmp's Decision To Hire Teachers Through Security Agencies

The BBMP’s recent decision to enlist teachers for its schools through private security and detective agencies has sparked criticism from various quarters, including the teaching community, activists, and politicians. However, BBMP chief commissioner Tushar Girinath has stood by the decision.


Hiring Through Security Agencies

Several security and detective agencies, including Appu Detective and Security Services, Detectwell Security Services Private Limited, and Sharp Watch Investigating Security Services Private Limited, have reportedly been awarded tenders to recruit teachers for different zones in Bengaluru.

Concerns Raised

Veeresh Nayak, vice-president of the BBMP Contract Teachers’ Association, expressed concerns that hiring teachers through these agencies could result in reduced salaries for teachers, affecting nearly 700 contract teachers working in BBMP schools.

Political Response

MLC Puttanna and former education minister S Suresh Kumar have criticized the decision, terming it insensitive. Puttanna has promised to take up the matter with BBMP officials and stage protests if necessary, while Suresh Kumar highlighted previous criticism from Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar.

BBMP Chief’s Defense

BBMP chief commissioner Tushar Girinath defended the decision, stating that these agencies not only offer security and detective services but also provide staff, including teachers. He assured that teachers recruited through these agencies would not face termination.

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