The State Government was committed to resolve the issues of outsource employees and has constituted a three members Cabinet Sub Committee to redress their genuine demands. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the delegation of Outsource Employees at Shimla today.
Chief Minister said that there were about 30,000 outsource employees working in various departments, boards and corporations of the State Government. He said that State Government was concerned about the welfare of these employees and the Government has shared a model tender with all the departments in the month of December to make it mandatory to give a pay slip to each outsourced worker.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has announced significant enhancement in honorarium of para workers working in various departments. He said that the State Government has also taken several steps for welfare of PTA and SMC teachers. He said the State Government has also announced in the budget for 2022-23 that the outsource workers would get minimum of Rs. 10,500 per month. He said that the minimum wages of outsourced workers would register an increase of Rs. 4,200 per month during the tenure of the present State Government.
Earlier, a delegation of HP School Lecturers Association also called on the Chief Minister and thanked him for announcing designation of Lecturer (School Cadre) and Lecturer (School New) as Lecturer (School).
Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur thanked the Chief Minister for announcing increase in the honorarium of recently appointed Multi-Purpose Workers, Para Fitters and Pump Operators of Jal Shakti Vibhag by Rs. 900 per month in the budget.
President Outsource Employee Union Shailender Sharma apprised the Chief Minister regarding various demands of the Union and also thanked him for announcing considerable enhancement in the minimum wages of outsource employees in the budget.
Power Minister Sukhram Chaudhary was also present on the occasion.