Himachal Pradesh Government would formulate a policy to regularise the services of outsource employees in the State. Chief Minister Mr Virbhadra Singh while presiding over a function organized by the Outsource Employees Federation at hotel Peterhoff today said that the State Government was well aware of the problems of outsourced employees and assured that certainly a policy would be formulated for them.
The Chief Minster said that their demand was genuine and would be taken care of sympathetically soon. Outsourcing was done for carrying out the policies and programmes of the Government for a limited period initially, but it was not fair, to keep them outsourced for rest of their lives, he said. The period of service of outsourced employees should not be prolonged enough. There should be a policy for such employees. Outsourcing of employees was prevalent everywhere, not only in India but other countries too, he said.
The State Government was alive to the problems of all the sections of the society, he said adding that water carriers were appointed not because they will carry water in schools, but we believed to provide employment to the poorest of poor. Every school has a tap water, but policy of water carriers was aimed to provide employment to poor, widows, physically challenged, he said. Similarly, the Government was also aware of the grievances of the outsourced employees and would surely redress them, assured the Chief Minister.
He said that employees, right from top to bottom were the backbone of the State Government and play an instrumental role in implementing the policies and programmes. The Government was providing the due share and due financial benefits to the employees of the State government from time to time. Today Himachal was a model of developed hill state and this have been possible due to hard work put in by the employees, he said. The Government employees should work sincerely for upliftment of the State, they should rise above party politics, urged the Chief Minister.