Contractual employee in Himachal regularized

Himachal to regularize contractual employees who completed 5 years of service


The services of all the contractual employees who have completed five years of continuous service as on 31st March, 2016 would be regularized. Besides, it had also been decided that the contract appointees, who were due to complete five years of continuous service as on 30th September 2016 would also be regularized after the said date.

SHIMLA- In a major decision to give relief to thousands of contract employees, daily wagers, contingent paid and part time workers, the government has decided to regularize the services of all besides converting the services of part time workers to daily wagers.

The announcements made by the Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh in his budget speech and within one month of the announcement, the promise made by the Chief Minister has been fulfilled giving succor to thousands of contract, daily wage, and part time workers.

The services of all the contractual employees who have completed five years of continuous service as on 31st March, 2016 would be regularized. Besides, it had also been decided that the contract appointees, who were due to complete five years of continuous service as on 30th September 2016 would also be regularized after the said date.

Apart from this the contract period for contract appointees had been reduced from six years to five years for becoming eligible for regularization.

An official spokesperson making disclosure here today said that the regularization period for daily waged workers and the contingent paid had also been reduced from eight to seven years, to be eligible for regularization.

It has been decided that all daily waged and contingent paid workers, in all the departments, who have completed seven years of continuous service (with a minimum of 240 days in a calendar year except specified otherwise for the tribal areas) as on 31st March 2016 will also be regularized.

He said that it had been further decided that all daily waged and contingent paid workers who were due to complete seven years of continuous service as on 30th September, 2016 would also be considered for regularization after 30th September, 2016.

He said that the regularization in all cases would be from prospective effect, i.e. after the date of the order of regularization was issued.

Similarly, the part time workers, including the part time water carriers of education department completing eight years of continuous service as on 31st March, 2016, and 30th September, 2016 respectively in all government departments would be converted to daily wagers.

A decision has been taken to grant 45 days of maternity leave to female employees appointed on contract basis, in case of miscarriage, abortion etc subjected to the production of medical certificate by authorized government medical officer. This is in addition to 135 days maternity leave as usual, he said.

He said that the contract employees would be entitled for one day casual leave after putting one month’s service. Besides the contract employees would also be given 10 days medical leave and five days special leave.

Recently, the Government fulfilling its commitment had also enhanced the emoluments of the contract employees by increasing 50 percent of the grade pay.

It was the present government which had also reduced the term of continuous services from seven to six years in case of Contract employees and from eight to seven years in case of daily wagers and contingent paid workers, he said.

Meanwhile the thousands of contract employees, besides daily wagers and part time workers had extended their gratitude to the Chief Minister for fulfilling the promise made in this year’s budget speech.

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