Though there has been a spate of resignations at Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) over the last 3 months, official’s claim that nothing seems to be wrong and that the ongoing operations are running smooth.
Bangalore Mirror reported that the over 25 train operators with Namma Metro have quit in the last 3 months. They reportedly found other jobs or moved back to their villages.
However, these are not the only reasons. A train operator reportedly paid a penalty of Rs 3 lakh for breaching his agreement with BMRCL too.
With the increase in attrition rate, BMRCL might at the most change their recruitment plan by increasing their intake by 5 to 10 per cent.
BM quoted a BMRCL official saying that the attrition did not impact the ongoing operations of Namma Metro’s three reaches.
“Train operators are very young and come from a poor background. Obviously they will find better jobs or ones that meet their requirement. We cannot stop them, but we make sure they fulfill the conditions in the agreement.”
“The basic salary of a train operator is Rs 14,000, which goes up to Rs 32,000 after adding HRA, DA and other allowances. Operators are taken on a three-year contract. If they wish to leave before their contract ends, they are required to pay the money spent on their training,” the official said.
He also said there is no paucity of people who want to work with Namma Metro.
“Over 45,000 people had applied for 400-odd vacancies during the recruitment recently,” he added.
This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror