The temporary staff of the Irrigation Department, who are working for the past 20 years, have been made permanent.
Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, M C Viswan, general secretary of the Kerala Irrigation Staff Association, said that the decision was taken at a meeting, between the representatives of the Finance Department, Abdul Muthalib, state president of the Irrigation Staff Association and M C Viswan on behalf of the workers, held at the Secretariat.
The workers, who were made permanent, come under the HR, CLR and SLR classifications.
The other conditions for making a worker permanent include the worker should be joined the Department before May 31, 2002, and he had to complete 500 working days before May 30, 2007.
Also, they should have received minimum bonuses for at least five times and he or she should not have completed 56 years of age. The daily wages these staff were receiving so far were below Rs 200.