Govt to regularise 50,000 contractual employees soon
Delivering on its poll promise, the AAP government has started a process to regularise more than 50,000 employees working on contractual basis in its different departments.
The services department of the Delhi government has approved a policy to employ ‘eligible’ candidates on a regular basis. However, a senior government official urged that the contractual employees working against these posts must be allowed to apply and given not only age relaxation, but also appropriate and adequate weightage of the experience for the post in evaluation.
When Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had taken charge of the Delhi government in 2014, he had immediately restricted termination of services of any contractual employee till a thorough review of the issue was completed, a move bound to benefit about one lakh employees. In the Education department, guest teachers’ contracts are renewed on a yearly basis. Nearly 17,000 teachers are working in the Delhi government schools on contractual basis. Some of them have been teaching in schools for more than ten years.
It is expected that almost one lakh employees, including doctors, paramedical staffs ,clerks, peons, sanitation staff, working under contractual scheme in various Delhi government departments and agencies will be benefitted. In the service department order, Delhi government has directed all the departments to prepare a scheme to fill up the vacant posts. A senior official said that the Delhi government will soon come out with some open vacancies against the regularised posts lying vacant.
“As per policy, contractual employees will get some relaxations while applying for the regularised posts,” he added.