In yet another poll-centric move, the Haryana government on Tuesday decided to directly engage safai karamcharis working in municipalities on contractual basis at a rate of Rs 8,100 per month.
The decision which would come into effect from July 1 has been taken by relaxing the outsourcing policy of the state government. An official spokesman said that all these safai karamcharis would be on the rolls of concerned municipalities. A decision in this regard was taken by the cabinet on Tuesday. Earlier, these karamcharis were engaged through contractors.
The spokesman said that municipalities would be advised to seek concurrence of the competent authority for creation of additional posts of safai karamcharis, keeping in view the norms of one for every 400 inhabitants.
The municipalities would also be advised to seek approval to engage safai karamcharis on direct recruitment basis as per service rules keeping in view the number of directly deployed safai karamcharis on contractual basis, actual requirement and financial position of the concerned municipality to make the payment of wages to them accordingly.
He said that all the sewermen of municipalities would be entitled for a risk allowance of Rs 2000 per month, over and above their normal wages. All Safai Karamcharis would be entitled for two sets of uniform and a set of boots, every year. They would also be provided with requisite sweeping material by the municipality concerned.
There are 5,942 safai karamcharis working on regular basis as against 8,637 sanctioned posts in various municipalities. In addition, 10,530 safai karamcharis were working through contractors. An additional 13,428 posts of safai karamcharis would be required in different municipalities as per the revised norms.
Nod to ‘right to service rules’
Haryana cabinet on Tuesday approved the Haryana Right to Service Rules, 2014. As per the Haryana Right to Service Rules, an eligible person shall make an application for delivery of service to the designated officer either personally or through registered post duly addressed to the designated officer or through e-disha kendras.
The commission may take suo-motu notice in such cases where the applications/appeals are not decided by the designated officer/grievance redressal authorities within the stipulated period and there is unreasonable delay in disposal of such application/appeals. On finding any lapse, the commission may pass appropriate orders in this regard as it may deem fit.
If such an application is found complete in all respects, the designated officer shall acknowledge the receipt thereof in the specified forms provided by the respective departments for each service provided. If any document is required for the delivery of service has not been enclosed with the application by the applicant, the same shall be clearly mentioned in the acknowledgement by the designated officer, to enable the applicant to make his application complete in all respects. Provided further that the time limit specified for delivery of service in such cases shall commence from the date when the applicant supplies the documents mentioned in the acknowledgement.
Drivers, conductors to get regular pay scale
Haryana government on Tuesday decided to allow regular pay scale to the drivers and conductors of Haryana Roadways recruited after January 1, 2003, under Haryana Transport Department (Group C) Haryana Roadways Service (Amendment) Rules, 2003.
A decision to this effect was taken in a cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
An official spokesman said the benefit of regular pay scale, however, will be allowed to drivers and conductors from January 1, 2014.
No arrears will be given to such employees. The Roadways employees have on several occasions resorted to agitations in support of their demands including regular pay scales.
Plots in colonies to be registered
Haryana cabinet on Tuesday decided that the residents of the regularised colonies will now be able to get registries of their plots done.
There would be no ban on sale-transfer of plots in regularised colonies.
sub-committee to look into area norms
Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday said that a cabinet sub-committee under the chairmanship of finance minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha has been constituted to have a relook into the area norms being followed by town and country planning department for group housing and plotted development in small and medium towns.
He said that sub-committee would make suitable recommendations in this regard. Power minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, industries minister Randeep Singh Surjewala and education minister Geeta Bhukkal would be the members of the cabinet sub-committee.