NDMC mulls regularisation of 7,000 contract staff

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is considering regularisation of around 7,000 contractual workers and is in the process of studying its modalities.

Taking a cue from the announcement made by the Arvind Kejriwal government to regularise contractual staff, the NDMC has given an in-principle approval to a proposal mooted by its Vice Chairman Karan Singh Tanwar to ensure that the contractual staff gets regularised.

“The council had given a nod to the proposal in its recent meeting and had given a time of 15 days to the civic body to prepare a draft of the modalities required to do the same. The matter will be placed in the next meeting scheduled later this month,” a senior NDMC official said.

“There are around 7,000 contractual employees working under different grades in NDMC. Some of them have been working for years but since they are unregularised employees, it has impacted the quality of services provided by them as they are always under the fear that they can be sacked any time,” he added.

In January last year, the NDMC had approved the regularisation of jobs of 628 contractual employees on muster roll and those who had completed 500 days of service by April 1, 2014.

However, the council later decided to form a committee after some members suggested that people on temporary muster roll should also be considered for regularisation.

"All these issues will be taken into consideration during the preparation of the draft detailing the modalities," the official said.

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