Posted On 24/11/2011 By In Investigation & Analysis With 987 Views

The bogey of a bogus Bangalore ABC: Its almost as if the BBMP wants the ABC program to fail. Why? Dogs = Fn(Land, Garbage) = Money

There have been many articles we’ve put together analyzing how Bangalore’s ABC is 1st grade program made 2nd grade by ineffective and lax BBMP management & politically motivated issues including land grabbing, garbage disposal and media reporting [Search on ABC effectiveness, garbage, land on this website of find relevant reports]

Recently BBMP is on record saying that they are impleading in the Supreme Court asking for dogs to be put down, albeit selectively! [Read the news paper article and see The Voice of Stray Dogs message on this impleadment] 

However there is more to it than just this. We’re producing some of the information available with us wrt the Animal Welfare Organizations (AWO’s) relationship with BBMP (specific names have been masked to protect identities). It shows up some very startling facts:

  • BBMP clearly stated in its agreements with the AWO’s that they had to perform on ABC SOPs and that the “The BBMP Commissioner has the right to cancel the present assignment of work in the event of non-comliance of the terms specified at any point to timeAND “recover damages that might be incurred due to cancellation”
  • This is in stark contrast to the response on the continuous reporting we did on certain AWOs doing very poorly on SOP’s to the point of being plain cruel – the BBMP management kept the line that they are not in a position to cancel any packages because (1) they will not be able to manage ABC targets & (2) there would be financial consequences on terminating contracts.
  • The latter was not true as given in BBMP’s own award.
  • The former is not true since we pointed to many other AWO’s doing a steller job and they can easily soak up the 40-50 ABC’s a day being done by these AWO’s – but BBMP would not hear it and kept saying the AWO’s don’t even want to work in the packages they presently have.

Here’s why AWO’s don’t want to continue ABC:

  • The ABC specific AWO’s – other than the large NGO’s having multiple sources of funding – have little or no source of funds other than what they get from BBMP from ABC. Essentially the only way they can pay their bills is if BBMP pays them – there simply is little other working capital.
  • Get this: Only one AWO of the ones in Bangalore in question has INR 26.5 lacs outstanding on BBMP  as unpaid overdue bills as of writing this! How are AWO’s that are together owed crores of rupees by BBMP supposed to function?
  • Earlier we have seen AWS’s drivers, catchers and even vets go on strike, leave without notice and even damage the property because of non-payment of salaries. We have see Sarvodaya’s staff leave because of non-payment of salaries earlier.
The question is how does a small AWO, or any AWO for that matter,  run its operations if bills are not being paid by its ‘customer’. They are still somehow working and trying to produce the numbers they have committed. Clearly the stick is in BBMP’s hands and it is being used liberally. And this in a BBMP where its an open secret that various contracts are awarded and bills paid on priority to the benami corporators.
It’s even more interesting that:
  • BBMP does not want to pay for ABC
  • Its Joint Director keeps saying ABC is ‘effective’ to the press
  • While giving press interviews to the contrary, even as
  • BBMP impleads itself in the Supreme Court asking for a ‘limited dog cull’
  • The BBMP Commissioner goes to press that even he’s afraid of dogs and they should be removed
  • The cruelest AWO’s are given all the leeway to continue ABC when even AWBI/ Union of India intervention was not required, BBMP could make that decision
  • The ones that can make are difference to the ABC in Bangalore have their hands tied with unpaid bills of lacs/crores of rupees.
Its almost as if the BBMP wants the ABC program to fail. Why? And that takes us back to land, garbage and money!

Outstanding payment to only one AWO by BBMP: 26.28 lacs , here’s the breakup:

Bangalore AWO XYZ
Package – Bangalore ABC 1
Sl. No.
Dogs Sterilized
A.R.V. BillT.D.S.BillCheque
MonthEuthaSubmitedDiductedClearedNo








MFTotal





1September – 2011691041736641,08,730.000.000.00Not Paid
2October-2011544710182262,740.000.000.00Not Paid
TOTAL12315127414861,71,470.000.000.00











Bangalore AWO XYZ
Package – Bangalore ABC 2
Sl. No.
Dogs Sterilized
A.R.V. BillT.D.S.BillCheque
MonthEuthaSubmitedDiductedClearedNo








MFTotal





1AUGUST – 201147246994165296,02,080.000.000.00Not Paid
2September – 2011361371732904,39,875.000.000.00Not Paid
3October – 201124423748125303,25,850.001.001.00Not Paid
TOTAL10771077215417105913,67,805.001.001.00











Bangalore AWO XYZ
Package – Bangalore ABC 3
Sl. No.
Dogs Sterilized
A.R.V. BillT.D.S.BillCheque
MonthEuthaSubmitedDiductedClearedNo








MFTotal





1AUGUST – 201147534181691685,02,035.000.000.00Not Paid
2September – 2011320277597201793,72,230.000.000.00Not Paid
3October-20111911653565162,15,095.000.000.00Not Paid
TOTAL98678317693436310,89,360.000.000.00