Process of Regularising Remaining 28000 Contractual Employees to be Completed Soon – Says CM 

Asserts 18543 youth had been given government jobs in the state 

Process for recruiting 2100 assistant lineman in the pspcl and 2500 cops in pipeline 

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Hands over job letters to 360 youth in pwd and power department

Chandigarh, October 11, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said that the state government will soon complete the process of regularising the remaining 28000 contractual employees in the state.

“The entire process is being carried out legally for safeguarding the interests of these employees and soon they will get the good news” asserted the Chief Minister while addressing the newly recruited of the PWD and PSPCL here at the Municipal Bhawan.

The Chief Minister said that the state government is committed to regularising the services of these employees. He said that services 8736 employees have already been regularised and the process of regularising that of others is in pipeline. Bhagwant Mann said that this will be completed every soon to secure the future of the remaining employees.

The Chief Minister said that the previous government had made various appointments to ‘Group C’ and ‘Group D’ level posts on contract/temporary basis. He said that some of such employees have now put in a period of more than 10 years and had given their prime years of life in service to the state. Bhagwant Mann said that his government had realized it well that now at this stage, to relieve these employees or to replace them in this capacity in service with another set of people will be unjustified and improper, due to which this decision has been taken.

The Chief Minister said that his government is totally against the contractual system of employment as it is highly exploitative. He said that these employees have to work at very meager rates due to which they have to suffer a lot. Bhagwant Mann said that this has pushed the future of youth towards darkness adding that the need of hour is to channelize the unbounded energy of youth in a positive direction.

The Chief Minister further said that his government will soon complete the process of recruiting 2100 Assistant Lineman in the PSPCL. He said that this will provide employment opportunities to youth on one hand and ensure best power services to people on the other. Bhagwant Mann unequivocally said that the state government is laying major thrust on filling all the vacant posts in several departments.

The Chief Minister said that ever since he assumed the charge of office on March 16th, major thrust has been laid on providing jobs to the youth. He said that till now 18543 youth had been given government jobs in the state. Bhagwant Mann said that this month 2500 cops are being recruited in the Police department too, adding that his government is committed to eradicating the menace of unemployment from the state.

Congratulating the newly recruited youth, the Chief Minister said that it is a matter of immense pride and satisfaction for him that instead of moving abroad these youth have preferred to serve their motherland. He said that now these youth have become integral part of the government adding that now should serve the people with missionary zeal. Bhagwant Mann hoped that the new recruits will use their pen for helping the needy and underprivileged sections of society.

The Chief Minister further said that the industrial tycoons are giving affirmative response to the investment friendly policies of the state government. He said that Tata group is already making biggest investment, after Jamshedpur, in the state near Ludhiana adding that globally acclaimed Verbio group has set up its massive Bio-CNG plant at Sangrur with capacity of 33 ton consumption of paddy straw which will be dedicated to people on October 18. Bhagwant Mann said that more such Agro processing units are being set up to supplement the income of the farmers.

The Chief Minister said that the state will get recognition at international level as the G-20 summit is being held at the holy city Amritsar in March 2023. He said that the state is fortunate to have got the opportunity to host this mega event in which deliberations will be held on Education by the leading countries from across the world. Bhagwant Mann said that elaborate arrangements have to be put in place for making this global event a huge success.  

In his address, Power and PWD Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO also congratulated the new recruits and urged him to discharge their duty with utmost professional commitment and sincerity.

On the occasion, Principal Secretary PWD Anurag Verma, Principal Secretary Power Tejvir Singh, Chairman cum MD PSPCL Baldev Singh Sran and others were also present.