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Implement ‘Equal Work Equal Pay Policy’ In Himachal

htwKaram Singh Thakur

(The writer is based at Sundernagar, Mandi)

The Congress organised a mega show in Dharmashala on December 25, 2016 on the occasion of completing four years of its tenure in which AICC national vice president Rahul Gandhi also participated. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh counted the achievements of his government’s four years rule while reiterating Congress party’s aim to accomplish ‘Mission Repeat’. Special care was given to lure Himachali youth from the same stage. The announcement of bringing outsource employees serving in different departments under contract policy brought cheers to about 35,000 employees.

At present there are employees of three categories viz. regular, contract and outsource employees in Himachal. The first category of  regular employees enjoy decent salary, financial benefits, adequate leaves and pension benefits. The second category of contract employees have been selected through constitutional bodies, Himachal Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Board and HP Staff  Selection Commission, as per set standards in a transparent manner. The employees of this category are employed at many contracts like low salary, appointment in remote areas and formality of renewing contract every year etc. Employees of this category in real terms are the most exploited ones. Despite clearing impartial, tough and transparent tests of commission, they have to face financial partiality, difference in transfer policy and avoid of equal work equal pay policy. The Honourable Supreme Court recently gave a historical judgment on equal work equal pay. The supreme court in Punjab versus Jagjit Singh case while mentioning the Article 14 Equality before law, Article 16 Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment gave the verdict of implementing equal work equal pay policy. Decision of the Supreme Court is definitely a welcome step.

But the major question here is that will this decision practically benefit all contractual and temporary workers? Temporary workers working under Union Government are probable to benefit by this decision but the state governments are not capable enough of managing budget for equal work equal pay in case of contractual employees. Similar is the condition of Himachal government that is already under a debt of about Rs. 37,000 crores. But despite poor economic condition of the state, government’s decision to bring outsource employees under contractual policy is an appreciable step and shows the resolve of state government to protect the rights of unemployed youth.

But it is also the responsibility of the government to protect the interests of employees that have entered the system through constitutional bodies in a transparent manner. Contractual employees have time and again raised basic and legal demands to reduce contractual period to three years, counting contract period in service and making a provision of study leave. It is expected that besides announcing a policy for outsource employees, government will listen to the demands of contractual employees.

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