Bali: Injustice inflicted on workers piecemeal: The Tribune India
Dharamsala, January 8
AICC Secretary RS Bali alleged that the state government did an injustice to piecemeal HRTC workers recruited by his late father GS Bali during the previous congressional government.
He alleged that the government recently announced that it would hire workers on an ad hoc basis for five years and then regularize their services. The workers had already competed for three to four years as daily bets under a scheme launched by the previous Congressional government. Their services as daily bets should have been counted to regularize their jobs. Now piecemeal workers would have to serve the HRTC for about eight years on a temporary basis before their services are regularized, Bali said.
He said the workers not only had to endure huge financial losses, but they would also be under mental stress. Six piecemeal employees died very young while fighting for their rights. Bali said that according to the policy put in place by former Transport Minister GS Bali, the piecemeal workers’ services should have been regularized long ago.
In accordance with the policy of the previous government, workers with an ITI degree were to be brought on contract after five years and those without one were to be brought on contract after six years. The people recruited in 2013, 2014 and 2015 were to be contracted for the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years respectively. – TNS