The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has decided to extend the service tenure of contractual field workers against regular posts as well as field workers under the Public Health Department of the civic body, keeping an eye on the upcoming civic polls in mind.
This will provide a six-month extension to 252 field workers on contract against vacant posts and 734 contractual field workers engaged in urbanised rural areas under SDMC jurisdiction.
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South Delhi mayor Shyam Sharma said these field workers have been “working hard and their services are needed in times to come to overcome vector-borne diseases”. The field workers form part of the work force tackling the outbreak of vector-borne diseases in the capital year after year.
Sharma said these workers are well trained and have experience in dealing with the disease outbreak in the capital. The workers have, until now, been only contractually employed for the “dengue season”, which ends by November. The extensions for these 1,000-odd workers will come into effect from December 2016.