All contractual posts in Delhi government will be made permanent, it was announced today as chief minister Arvind Kejriwal constituted a high-level committee to formulate policies and guidelines in this regard.
In a major relief to over one lakh contractual workers, the government also put a stop on removal of temporary employees working in various departments till the process of recruitment based on new criteria is not completed.
The high-level 13-member committee is being headed by Chief Secretary S K Srivastava and comprises of two retired IAS officers, Prakash Chandra and Prafful Karketa, besides secretaries of finance, law and urban development departments among others.
The committee has been given the responsibility formulate the policy in this regard within one month.
"The committee will take all the legal, technical and financial aspects into account in formalising the policy and finalising the recruitment process. A time frame will be decided upon by the committee to regularise these posts.
"Till the time recruitment process based on the new policy is not completed, those employees working on contract basis at present would not be removed," Education and Urban Development Minister Manish Sisodia said here.
There are over one lakh contractual employees working in various government departments at present.
As far as recruitment process is concerned, focus will be on age relaxation and work experience in addition to skills of the employees. The data regarding contract workers is being collected at present, Sisodia added.