Congress on Sunday said that it will secure “freedom from outsourcing and fixed pay system” for 15 lakh families being exploited by the state Government for years. The party was referring to the youths employed by the state government on fix-pay scale or on contract basis. It will stage a dharna on Monday and Tuesday near the Collector’s Office to raise the issue and submit a memorandum.
Congress legislature party leader Shankarsinh Vaghela and GPCC president Bharatsinh Solanki in a joint press briefing said the party wanted to start 2017 by giving “gift of freedom” to the 15 lakh youths who are grossly underpaid by the government in the name of austerity amid lot of wasteful and unproductive spending by it.
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Vaghela alleged that due to outsourcing and fixed pay system the quality of education was deteriorating as teachers were overburdened with unrelated work.
He told the government to withdraw the plea against the High Court ruling which had come in favour of fixed pay workers. He alleged that recent recruitment drives were aimed at benefiting BJP workers. “If BJP workers are not available for recruitment, the government cancels the process itself,” he alleged.
He said the state’s administration was also suffering because of “in-charge” culture due to which bureaucrats were given charge of several departments.
The Congress leaders termed the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes a “half baked and lunatic” step by the Centre which hit common man hardest.
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