Tamil Nadu: A councilor's husband assigns sanitary employees jobs

Sanitary workers from ward 61 voiced opposition to husbands interference in allowing them to work . Councillor Adhi Maheswaris husband Dravida Mani arrived at the sanitary inspectors office early in the morning on Wednesday .

COIMBATORE: Sanitary workers from ward 61 have voiced opposition to the husband's interference in allowing them to work.According to them, councillor Adhi Maheswaris husband Dravida Mani arrived at the sanitary inspectors office early in the morning on Wednesday, sat on the sanitary inspectors chair and let them do their jobs.He was approached by the sanitary workers, who followed him and questioned his conduct.They also shot videos of him sitting on the sanitary inspector's chair and allotting them to work.

R Tamil Nadu Selvam, general secretary of Tamil Nadu Annal Ambedkar Scavengers and General Employee Association, said the councillors husband spoke to the workers in a confrontational voice.At 6 a.m., he contacted the sanitary inspectors office, checked their attendance, and told them that they could now carry out duties as directed by him.According to him, only sanitary inspectors could get jobs on a daily basis, especially through sanitary supervisors.The councillors can assess the work and, if they are dissatisfied, will discuss the matter with the appropriate authorities.

When Mani called, the councillor was unwell and on bed rest.Since she couldn't attend to the scores of calls about cleaning issues because she couldn't leave, I went to the office and asked the workers to do some work.The sanitary workers discussed the matter with company commissioner M Prathap.We lodged a lawsuit with him and provided the videos as evidence.