Punjab Govt.approves regularisation policy in principle
Chandigarh, Mar 9 : Punjab Cabinet today approved in principle the policy for regularisation of services of work charged/daily wage workers and employees working on 89 days/ad hoc/temporary basis, as well as filling up of 8,027 vacancies in different departments.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal this morning comes in the wake of Supreme Court judgment in State of Karnataka vs Umadevi case, a state government spokesman said here.
He said that the new policy guidelines/instructions would supersede all previous ones on regularisation of services of such employees/workers.
While considering cases for regularisation as a one-time measure, the guidelines would ensure that such employee had worked for not less than 10 years as on April 10, 2006 without the intervention of and courts/ tribunal order against duly sanctioned posts, fulfilled minimum basic qualifications, certification by competent authority that no supernumerary posts were created to retain such employees.
The filling up of 8,027 vacancies would entail additional burden of nearly Rs 153 crore on the state exchequer.
Approval was also accorded to the proposed draft of Punjab Civil Services (Regularization of Certain Conditions of Services) Bill, 2011, and Bills pertaining to Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Fund Ordinance, 2010, and Punjab Value Added Tax (amendment) Ordinance 2011, draft of Punjab Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill, 2011, to be placed before the ongoing Vidhan Sabha session for enactment.
The Cabinet also accorded approval to amendment of Section 9(1) and Section 9(A), 17 and 18 of Punjab Security of Land Tenures Act, 1953, and amendment to Section 7(1), 15 and 20 of Pepsu Tenancy and Agriculture Lands Act, 1955.