AAP MLAs oppose Akali resolution on staff regularisation


DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators today strongly opposed a resolution moved by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to regularise the services of Contractual employees as well as restoration of the old pension scheme for government employees. Disclosing this in a statement here, SAD Legislature party leader Manpreet Singh Ayali said the Akali Dal MLAs had moved a resolution on the demand of employees and contractual employees to get their grievances addressed. He said the SAD had moved to pass a resolution to regularise the services of contractual employees as well as restoration of old pension scheme for Punjab Government employees. He also disclosed that apart from these two demands, the SAD had also demanded restoration of Punjab Pay scales for newly recruited employees. "We also called for endorsing the demand of employees that abolition of posts in the name of merger of departments should be stopped, Punjab Government employees should be paid according to 7th pay Commission of the union Government and that all contractual and outsourced employees should be regularized. Mr. Ayali said the opposition of the resolution by the AAP legislature wing had proved that the AAP government did not have any intention to implement the promises made to government as well as contractual employees. He said AAP had promised to regularize services of all 35,000 contractual employees in the very first cabinet meeting after assuming office. He said that now more than three months have passed and AAP has officially opposed a resolution which aimed at addressing the grievances of employees of the State, the government stood thoroughly exposed. The SAD leader said that it has been proved beyond doubt that AAP leadership including Delhi CM and AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal made false and misleading promises to Punjabis and were now taking decisions which were totally opposed to Punjabis. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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