To tide over their staff shortage, the MCD will start recruiting group 'D' employees on a regular basis after a gap of 14 years.
To streamline the recruitment process of group 'D' employees, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has constituted a board and framed guidelines for the purpose. The last time such recruitments were made was in 1997 through the Employment Exchange.
The board will also decide the modalities for the appointment and eligibility criteria.
In the absence of proper guidelines, the MCD has noticed irregularities in the recruitment. Also because of the lack of staff, the civic agency has been hiring daily-wage workers to do the work of class D employees.
There are 37 categories of group 'D' posts existing in different departments of the MCD. The total sanctioned strength of various group 'D' posts is 70,394.
"The guidelines that have been framed say that all future recruitment to group 'D' will be made on contract basis only as per the present policy," said a senior MCD official.
The board will be headed by additional commissioner (establishment) and chief labour welfare officer will be member. Director (personnel) will be member secretary and heads of the departments concerned will be co-opted member.
"The department concerned will send a proposal to the board for recruitment as per their need. Then names of eligible candidates will be called from the Employment Exchange which should not exceed five times of the number of vacancies," added the official.
"The board will recommend a panel of candidates in order of merit, which will be 110% of the vacancies assessed by the departments for the recruitment year. The offer of engagement against the available vacancies and remaining candidates will be kept in the waiting list," said the official.