VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite the Supreme Court verdict in the case of Jagjit Singh vs State of Punjab that there should not be any discrimination in the payment of equal wages to equal work on October 23, 2016, GVMC failed to do so, said the general secretary of the GVMC contract workers union, T Nooka Raju. In a release, he said that the GVMC workers were being paid very low wages even though they do the same work as of the permanent workers.
While GVMC contract workers who have been working in the GVMC for the last 25 years in sanitation, water supply and engineering departments, they are paid Rs 11,000 per month which is less than the permanent workers’ wages.
Permanent workers draw wages ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 for the same work. “Since there is no recruitment in the GVMC for the last 20 years, extra load work falls on the contract workers,” said Nooka Raju. He pointed out that though the AP government had implemented the 10th Pay Revision Commission (PRC) scales and fixed Rs 17,615 per month including DA, HRA and CCA, the GVMC failed to implement.