The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to regularise the services of the contractual employees, who have completed two years of service as on 31 March, 2023 or will do so in September 2023. The state government will also be regularising the services of the daily-wage workers who have completed four years of service as on 31 March 2021 or will be completing four years on 30 September 2023.
According to Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, this decision has been taken with the aim of ensuring the welfare of the employees.
Meanwhile, down south, Telangana has regularised the services of more than 5,000 contract staff. The order to this effect was issued on 30 April, 2023, benefitting 5,544 contract employees across 16 departments.
With this, about 2,909 junior lecturers, 180 junior lecturers (vocational), 390 polytechnic lecturers, 179 lab technicians, 158 pharmacists, 270 degree lecturers and 873 multipurpose health assistants in the Health Department will be regularised.
Early last month, the Odisha government had also announced the regularisation of contractual teachers.
The notification of the School and Mass Education department, said that the government is pleased to consider the service period/regularisation of such teachers joining on contractual mode/initial appointees. Regardless of the date of regularisation, the contractual teachers will be granted seniority as per the merit list in their year of recruitment and considered senior to the teachers recruited in subsequent batches or year of recruitment.