LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation Ludhiana employees who were on the one year contract are waiting for the nod for the approval of higher municipal corporation officials in context to the renewal of their contracts from the past two months. As Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana, Ghanshyan Thori sent the papers for their extension of contracts in June, but till date the concerned employees have not received the papers of their extension, the reasons best known to the authorities concerned.
These officials were hired through the outsourcing by the corporation authorities to lessen down the pressure of their overburdened employees due to shortage of staff in all the four zones of the MCL.The employees who were hired on the contractual basis include ATPs, JEs and SDOs for all the zones by Municipal Corporation with the consent of the higher authorities and the staff. But the future of the employees on the contract basis lies in the lurch as they are not clear about their future due to non-receiving of further renewal of contract.
The contractual employees requesting anonymity said that they are eagerly waiting for their renewed contracts.
“We are tensed right now whether the corporation authorities would renew our contract or not as it’s already two months when the extension papers were sent to the higher authorities”, they said.They added, “Due to this, we are not able to do the work properly as we don’t know whether now we have the authority to do a particular work or not.
If they take any decision and later they would not be given extension then it would be a problem for them as well as to the municipal corporation officials of the city who have to do that work all over again then.”
The sources revealed that it’s not sure that the contracts would be renewed due to the illegal buildings controversy. As most of the employees on contract basis were involved in those cases. Due to this issue, the employees on contract were also transferred inter-zone by the Municipal Commissioner.
The Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana, Ghanshyan Thori said that he has sent the papers for the extension of the employees on contract basis but the Additional Chief Secretary, Satish Chandra would decide over the extension of the employees on contract basis. He further informed that Satish Chandra is on leave right now, after coming back from leave by next week then he would decide that whether the contacts would be renewed or not.
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