Delhi LG VK Saxena said that today is a historic day as we are just two days away from completing 75 years of independence. The wait of almost 22 years is over as 187 sanitation workers are being regularised.
New Delhi: Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Saturday regularised the 187 sanitation workers working as daily wagers. Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Vinai Kumar Saxena handed over the Regularisation letter to 187 sanitation workers engaged from year 1998 to 2000.
Saxena said that today is a historic day as we are just two days away from completing 75 years of independence. The wait of almost 22 years is over as 187 sanitation workers are being regularised. In future, MCD would regularize the remaining daily wagers sanitation workers against the vacant posts in a phased manner.
He further said that the role of sanitation workers is most important towards achieving the goal of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2nd October, 2014. It is our responsibility to take care of the welfare of the sanitation soldiers.
He informed that MCD had prepared a policy regarding the regularisation of sanitation workers in 1978. In the policy it was decided that MCD will regularise the sanitation workers in a phased manner. As per the policy, temporary sanitation workers were regularised in year 1978, 1982, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 in 2016. After the trifurcation of MCD, 13,124 temporary sanitation workers were regularised by all three corporations. In continuation to this, 187 more daily wagers engaged are being regularised today.
The Delhi LG said that MCD is sensitive towards the welfare of their employees. In view of this, MCD has given the jobs to 109 people in the engineering department on compassionate grounds to the dependents of the deceased Municipal Employees. In the last ten years MCD has given the jobs to 2810 dependents of the deceased Municipal Employees on compassionate ground in various departments.