BHOPAL: State government has formed a six member committee to look into issues related to contract employees. More than 75,000 contract employees are working for the state government in various capacities including teachers, employment assistants and office clerks. The state government has made it clear and mentioned in its order as well that the committee will only look into the issues that do not involve financial burden.
GAD minister Govind Singh, tribal welfare minister Omkar Singh, school education minister Prabhuram Chowdhary, finance minister Tarun Bhanot, ACS GAD and PS finance are members of the committee. The letter is said to be issued following a meeting between the government employees and ministers last week where various organisations presented their long pending demands before the government.
Home minister Bala Bachhan, GAD minister Govind Singh and PR Minister PC Sharma were present in the meeting. The ministers had made clear during the meeting also that the government is not in a position to complete demands that involve financial implications.
The order issued by the GAD for constituting committee also mentions it. Representative of contractual employees union, Ramesh Rathore said that about 75,000 employees are working on contractual basis against one lakh vacancies in the government. He said we demand that they should be regularised but the government has put the decision on hold. “This panel will look into petty matters like changing of names of posts and transfers among others,” he added.
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