Besides, the authorities have also done away with the education qualification requirement of having passed Class 8.
The administration had constituted a three-member committee, headed by DK Tiwari, the then secretary (environment), to frame a policy regarding the regularisation of daily-wagers. Prerna Puri, additional home secretary, and SK Chadda, chief engineer, were members of the committee.
After detailed discussions with the representatives of the coordination committee of government and MC employees, the committee submitted its recommendations to the administration on April 5 last year, which have now been approved.
The coordination committee of the employees had been fighting the battle for regularisation since 2004. Hailing the decision of administration, convener of the staff committee, Rakesh Kumar, said, "About 1,700 daily-wage employees were appointed before 1992, when a ban was imposed by the administration on recruitment of daily-wagers. More than 300 employees were appointed after 1992. All of them will be covered under this policy. It is matter of great satisfaction for the poor employees."
A delegation of the coordination committee on Monday met UT adviser KK Sharma to thank him for taking the initiative to frame a policy regarding the regularisation.