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Guj Govt softens stand on fixed-pay wagers, promises solution

A day after the fixed-pay employees and contractual workers threatened to disrupt the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, the Gujarat Government on Monday announced that it was mulling to induct maximum number of such fixed-pay wagers as regular state government employees.

The announcement was made on Monday by Deputy CM Nitin Patel, who also slammed those who are ‘inciting’ these fixed-pay employees to stage protests on this issue.

While talking to reporters at Gandhinagar, Patel said the government is positively looking into all the possibilities to bring a solution and is in the last lap of finalising it’s decision. As the Supreme Court is hearing the case of fixed-pay workers at present, Patel said state government will show a “big heart” and file an affidavit accordingly on January 10, when the matter is listed for hearing.

“We are positively considering the demands put forward by various employee associations on this issue. When the matter will come up for hearing on January 10 in the Supreme Court, we will file our affidavit, which will reflect our commitment to resolve the issue” said Patel. “I want to assure these employees that our government is mulling to induct maximum number of such fixed pay workers as regular-scale employees. We are moving ahead in the direction of finalising our decision,” said Patel.


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