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Kejriwal stops termination of contractual workers

Kejriwal stops termination of contractual workers
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Around one lakh employees, including doctors, nurses, teachers, sanitation staff are working under contractual scheme in various Delhi government departments and agencies.

“Services of any contractual employee should not be terminated or stopped till further orders,” said the brief government order issued to various departments. Sources said contractual employees whose contractual term was nearing completion would also benefit as they will be allowed to continue in service.

Delhi government was in the process of carrying out a thorough review of the issue of contractual employees to finalise a policy framework, the sources said. Various government departments including Education, PWD, Health and Family Welfare and Women and Child Development had recruited employees under contractual scheme in the last few years. In its election manifesto, AAP had promised to regularise services of contractual employees in various Delhi government departments and agencies. In another move, the Kejriwal government also decided to do away with the requirement of seeking consent from the pollution control committee and the MCD in issuance of trade licenses, giving relief to small industries in the national capital.

With this decision, traders will now no longer be required to take consent from municipal corporations and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) while applying for licenses.

Delhi Industry Minister Satyendra Jain said that government has decided to do away with the requirement of consent in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Act 2006, which was a major stumbling block in doing business in Delhi. “The department is of the view that provisions of this law are being violated and it is deterring a large number of traders from carrying out their business due to delays, harassment and increase in transaction costs,” the Minister said.
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