Relaxation in upper age-limit for contractual or outsourced employees should be from date of joining

Kashmir Times. Dated: 9/9/2019 11:50:39 PM

Dear Editor,
It refers to Office-Memorandum No.F.19(11)-2015-S-IV-1751-1756 dated 11.06.2019 issued by Services Department (Branch IV) of Government of NCT Delhi wherein an relaxation of five years in upper age-limit has been granted to contractual employees at time of regular appointment on Direct Recruitment Basis. The OM is based on bass of DoPT guidelines and opinions of concerned ones.
But such relaxation of a fixed five-year period will harm many contractual and outsourced employees whose service exceeds more than five years, because they will always have a hanging sword of uncertainty and unemployment in case decision is taken to replace contractual and outsourced employees to be replaced by regular employees. Such contractual and outsourced employees at such mid-age will neither be eligible for applying for any government-job nor they will be getting private job especially in present era of economic slow-down.
Policy should be to take joining service as contractual or outsourced employee to be the date of applying for regular service removing five-year limit of relaxation. Rather Delhi Government should take up the matter with Department of Personnel and Training DoPT of Central Government to make it a rule at central level for saving interests of contractual and outsourced employees at large. It is also a matter concerning human rights where hanging sword of uncertainty in employment of contractual and outsourced employees should be permanently removed.
—Subhash Chandra Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi.

 

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