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Haryana Govt announces bonanza for employees

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 23:34

Chandigarh: Haryana Government on Thursday said it would regularise daily wagers and contractual employees who have completed three years of service, and amend the Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme and grade pay structure.
Disclosing this here on Thursday, an official spokesman said the employees` unions leaders had demanded regularisation of the services of daily wagers and contractual employees.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda considered their demands and took the decision.

According to the state government`s regularisation policies of 1993, 1996 and 2003, the left-out employees would be regularised as per these policies. Amendment would also be made in the policy of 2011. Under these policies, employees completing 10 years of service would be regularised.

Besides, the state has decided to frame a policy on the lines of the one framed the Punjab government to regularise contractual employees completing three years of service.

All unskilled employees would be given a minimum of Rs 8,100 as wage per month. Also, the state government would deposit the money of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance of such employees. This would benefit every employee to tune of Rs 1,200 per month.

The employees will get five per cent increase in the minimum pay annually. It has also been decided to amend the Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme. Earlier, the benefit of ACP Scheme was given after completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of service which would now be given after completion of 8, 16 and 24 years of service.

Similarly, amendment has been made in Grade Pay of Class III and IV employees. The Grade Pay under the ACP Scheme of these categories would be increased from Rs 1,650 to Rs 1,800; Rs 1,800 to Rs 1,900; Rs 1,900 to Rs 2,000; Rs 3,300 to Rs 3,600; Rs 3,600 to Rs 4,000; and Rs 4,000 to Rs 4,200.

On implementation of the new ACP Scheme and Grade Pay structure, for example, a Class-IV employee who used to get Grade Pay of Rs 1,900 after completion of 30 years of service, would get Rs 2,000 on completion of 24 years of service.

Similarly, a Class-III employee who used to get Grade Pay of Rs 3,300 on completion of 30 years of service, would now get Rs 3,600 on completion of 24 years of service. About 80 per cent employees of Class III and IV would be benefited with these two decisions.

Semi-skilled and skilled employees would be given wage of more than Rs 8,100 per month and the committee under the chairmanship of the Finance Secretary would submit its report within 15 days on any other changes. The employees would also get an increase of five per cent of minimum wage annually.

Also, such daily wage and contractual women employees will get maternity leave and other benefits.

The committee would also review and submit its report on the issue of allowances on the pattern of the Central Government, the spokesman added.

First Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 23:34
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