Dharamsala, January 8
AICC secretary RS Bali has alleged that the state government had done injustice to piecemeal workers of the HRTC, recruited by his late father GS Bali during the previous Congress government.
He alleged that the government had recently announced to bring the piecemeal workers on contract for five years and then regularise their services. The workers had already competed three to four years as daily wagers under a scheme launched by the previous Congress government. Their services as daily wagers should have been counted to regularise their jobs. Now, the piecemeal workers would have to serve the HRTC for about eight years on a temporary basis before their services are regularised, Bali said.
He said that not only the workers had to bear enormous financial losses but also they would be under mental stress. Six piecemeal employees had passed away at a very young age while fighting for their rights. Bali said that as per the policy brought by former Transport Minister GS Bali, the services of the piecemeal workers should have been regularised long ago.
As per the previous government’s policy, workers having an ITI diploma were to be brought under contractual employment after five years and those without it were to be brought under contract after six years. Those recruited in 2013, 2014 and 2015 were to be brought under contract in budget year 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, respectively.— TNS