Cabinet okays policy for regularization of services of work-charged/daily wage workers and employees working on 89 days/adhoc/temporary basis
##ad_1##CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet Wednesday gave in principle approval to the policy for regularizing the services of work charged/daily wage workers and employees working on 89 days/ad-hoc/temporary basis in the light of the judgement of Supreme Court of India in the case of Secretary, State of Karnataka Vs. Umadevi.
A decision to this effect was taken here at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday morning.
Disclosing this a spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that the new guidelines/instructions in the policy would supersede all the previous instructions regarding the regularization of services of these employees/workers. While considering the cases for regularization of the services of such irregularly appointed workers/employees as one time measure the guidelines would be followed in letter and spirit as enumerated: the employee should have worked for not less than 10 years as on 10.4.2006 without the intervention of the orders of the courts or tribunals against duly sanctioned posts; the employee fulfils the minimum basic qualifications for the post against which he was appointed; it shall be certified by the competent authority that no supernumerary posts were created to retain the employees in service, when the persons were appointed on regular basis and it shall be the duty of the administrative department that while considering the case of each employee, the orders of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India passed in the aforesaid case are implemented in latter and spirit and it shall be ensured that there should no further by passing of constitutional requirements and regularizing for making permanent those, who were not appointed as per the said constitutional scheme.
In another decision, the Cabinet also approved to fill up the 8027 vacant posts in various departments, which would entail an additional burden of nearly Rs.153 crore on the state exchequer. The Cabinet also gave approval to release the funds amounting to Rs.1.80 crore from the Plan Scheme AC1-Grant for the up gradation and special repairs of the Shiv Kumar Batalvi Cultural Centre Building at Batala as an aid to the institutions of the Cultural Affairs department for the promotion of art and culture in the State.
The Cabinet also approved the proposed draft of Punjab Civil Services (Regularization of Certain Conditions of Services) Bill 2011 for its enactment by the Punjab Legislative Assembly. The Cabinet also gave approval for the conversation of the Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Fund Ordinance, 2010 along with the Punjab Value Added Tax (amendment) Ordinance 2011 (Punjab Ordinance No.4 of 2011) for presenting these bills in the ongoing session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha for its enactment.
##ad_2##The Cabinet also approved the draft of the Punjab Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Bill 2011 by placing it before the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for its enactment. The Cabinet also gave approval regarding quarterly review of receipts and expenditure of state government for the first, second and third quarters (1.4.2010 to 3.12.2010) of current financial year 2010-11.
The Cabinet also gave approval for the amendment of section 9(1) and section 9(A), 17 and 18 of the Punjab Security of Land Tenures Act, 1953 and amendment of section 7 (1), 15 and 20 of the Pepsu Tenancy and Agriculture Lands Act, 1955.
The Cabinet also gave nod to allow guarantees on behalf of the Punjab Backward Classes Land Development and Finance Corporation (BACKFINCO) against the Term Loan to be raised from National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) and National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), New Delhi.
The Cabinet also approved to grant the extension of time limit for reconstitution of superseded market committees upto 31.12.2011 and validation of works done by the administrators and to place the Bill during the current Vidhan Sabha session for making amendments in the provisions of Punjab Agriculture Produce Markets Act 1961.