A councillor in the previous term, Thaper had got a monthly salary of Rs 12,000 till September 6 this year. He has been distributing it for the past 11 years after keeping Re 1 per month. “Though I am not a councillor now, this custom will continue even in the coming years as well,” he said.
His custom has been to withdraw salary out of his bank account only near Diwali and after keeping Rs 12 for 12 months, distribute the rest among the class four workers in his ward.
On Saturday, he distributed blankets and sweets to the sweepers.