Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, Might 31
At a time when the pandemic is taking part in havoc with folks’s lives throughout the state, over 900 supporting employees the Well being Division are on the verge of shedding their jobs.
Actually, an order of the Director Basic Well being Providers (DGHS) to the Civil Surgeons on Might 28 appears to have paved the way in which for shelling out with the companies of non-paramedical employees, together with ward servants, dhobis, supervisors and liftmen.
Well being Dept’s U-turn
- Might 13: “New service suppliers engaged beneath the outsourcing coverage have distributed with the companies of the workers engaged beforehand. In no case, the companies of earlier workers shall be distributed with except on complaints.”
- Might 28: “The Might 13 order is withdrawn as a consequence of administrative causes.”
Curiously, the Well being Division took a U-turn on the difficulty as on Might 13, the DGHS clearly instructed the Civil Surgeons to make sure that the companies of the already employed individuals weren’t distributed with. Nevertheless, the DGHS withdrew the Might 13 order on Might 28, citing “administrative causes”.
“The brand new service suppliers engaged beneath the outsourcing coverage have distributed with the companies of the workers engaged beforehand. In no case, the companies of earlier workers shall be distributed with except on complaints,” the Might 13 order of the DGHS had mentioned.
Just lately, the Well being Division empanelled new service suppliers (contractors) for the provision of those workers. Normally after the change of contractors, the already employed employees are allowed to proceed in service.
Expressing anguish on the state authorities’s U-turn, which may have hostile affect on the livelihoods of over 900 outsourced workers, Subhash Lamba, president of the Sarv Karamchari Sangh (SKS), alleged that this clearly identified in the direction of the politician-bureaucratic-contractor nexus.
Lamba mentioned the Might 28 DGHS order was all of the extra stunning because the SKS, in a illustration to the DGHS, had forewarned the authorities that sure contractors had been relieving the present workers towards established guidelines and rules.