Sanitary workers in Kotagiri Town Panchayat get a half a day holiday on Wednesdays and on Saturdays[no body know what is this rule that says half a day holiday]. Today the mid-day meal workers in Tamil Nadu went on a strike and these sanitary workers were called-in to work as cooks[just recall they are called anytime the government thinks needed], apart from keeping the town and the surrounding clean in the morning. When asked they said it is the District Collectors order.
Since most of the cooking places are far from the town, was keen to know how they were sent to those places. They said they were taken by the garbage truck and dropped in the spot where each one was allotted. However after the duty they were left there without any transport to return. All of them had to walk back.
Just few weeks back people were discussing about the sanitary workers being carried by garbage truck to Chennai. Actually that is the mode of transport available to the sanitary workers anywhere.
Secondly none of the sanitary workers are shown what rules they are recruited and what are the rules for their jobs. They are one government staff who literally dosent mean anything either to the Government nor to the public.