Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development M Maheedhar Reddy on Monday directed GHMC Commissioner MT Krishna Babu to gather information on regularisation of outsourced jobs/employees from the APSRTC, Singareni, Tourism, Endowments and other government departments.
The Minister, who held a meeting with the Commissioner and recognised union members to settle the issues of the employees’ union in his chambers, said the government would extend support to solve the problems of the employees which are legally bound.
He said the government was in favour of settling the issues but was only worried about policy complications that may arise during the process.
In the interests of night sweepers and other sanitation workers, the Minister directed the Commissioner to study the schemes being implemented by nationalised banks for the coverage of deaths and injuries of sweepers while on duty and come up with a suitable scheme.
Regarding the issue of weightage marks and age relaxation to outsourcing employees in the ensuing recruitment process, he said he will discuss the matter with the Law Department in two days.
Regarding allocation of house sites to GHMC employees, he directed the Commissioner to put forward a proposal for allocating Autonagar dumping yard to the government and advised the GHMC employees union to register a housing society.
He also said the government wants to hike employee wages and promised to settle them soon. The government is mulling separate wages in mission cities and regular municipalities, he added.