DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the Congress government’s decision to fill vacant posts in the Revenue department from among retired Patwaris saying vacant posts in all departments should be filled with new recruits even as it called for immediate regularization of 27,000 contractual employees on the pattern passed by the earlier SAD-BJP government.
In a statement here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said it was shocking that instead of hiring 1,300 youth in the Revenue department to fill up vacancies, the government had decided to hire retired Patwaris on these posts.
Asking the government not to befool youth with excuses that commissioning of new Patwaris after their training would take time, the Akali leader said “what was stopping the Congress government from starting this process when it took over the reins of the State two and half years ago?”. He said the government bulldozed its way through rules and regulations to appoint an over aged grandson of former chief minister Beant Singh as DSP immediately after coming to power, but did have time till now to appoint deserving youth on vacant posts.
Stating that the Congress government had deceived the youth with slogans like ‘ghar ghar naukari’ and introduction of an unemployment allowance of Rs 2,500 per month, Majithia said the government was at its half way mark but had still done nothing to fulfill any of the promises made to the youth.
Stating that civil society was in disarray due to this callousness on the part of the Congress party which was set to destroy the aspirations of an entire generation, Majithia said earlier the government forced contractual teaches getting Rs 40,000 per month to take pay cuts and work for Rs 15,000 per month in the garb of being regularized. “Right now all sections of youth are disillusioned and disgusted with the Congress government.