Latest NorthEast India News | AAPPHEU meet over regularization of casual staff

Pasighat: In a coordination meeting of casual/contingency staff of the Public Health Engineering & Water Supply department that was held in the office of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh office GTC, Pasighat on Monday, the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Health Engineering Workers Union (AAPPHEU) reiterated, appealed and reminded the state government to hold DPC timely and regularize the workers working 15 years and above etc as assured.

The coordination meeting of AAPPHEU attended by casual/contingency workers of PHE & WS department from East Siang, Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, and Lower Siang districts stressed reminding and pressuring the government upon regularization of casual staff working in the department 15 years and above.

The senior contingency staff have said that they had joined the department as contingency and retired as contingency without any regularization scope.

Hearing the concern of the senior contingency staff AAPPHE & WSDWU said “Most of the senior casual labourers are going to superannuate without any benefit from the government. Most of the casual workers are engaged in service for 12 hours towards the interest of the public but they are always overlooked by the government. As per GoAP guidelines, DPCs must be held every six months, but the PHE&WS department has not taken any positive action to date. We request the department to hold DPC on an 80:20 basis as already implemented by the GoAP,” the union said.

Tadar Dowa, President, AAPPHE & WSDWU Mihin Chada, General Secretary, AAPPHE & WSDWU said to carry out a mass rally at Itanagar soon if the government fails to look at the grievances raised by the union. Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh East Siang district unit President, Smty Mipet Tayeng also rued the same while stating that AAPPHE & WSDWU is a part of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh.

Meanwhile, several senior contingency staff of the PHE & WS department who have served the department for the last 25 to 30 years have also said that the government has failed to address their concerns for a long time. They have appealed to the state government to show mercy upon them. Smty Oity Minnoh, Smty Oken Jamoh, Shri Norin Damin, Bharat Basumotary, and Atchelal Pandi who have served the department of PHE&WS up to 30 years to date are still awaiting regularization from the government.