Govt Accords Approval For Regularization Of 12,000 PDD Employees

SRINAGAR: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has accorded approval to the Recruitment Rules by the Corporations of Power Development Department for regularization of work charged PDL/TDL.

Quoting official sources newspaper Daily Excelsior reported that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has approved the Recruitment Rules for timely regularization of these employees.

With the approval of these rules, the main demand of the Power Development Department employees stands fulfilled and will effect positively regularization/ future progression of around 12000 employees.

“The services of work charged PDL/TDL used to be regularized against the posts of Class-IV in Power Development Department as per the provisions provided in the Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules, 1981. However, consequent upon the complete ban on the engagement of CSLWs and adoption of the method of recruitment vide SRO – 404 of 2018, the fate of work charged employees of the Power Development Department was stuck in the doldrums, despite the fact that the Government in 2012 had approved regularization of PDL/TDL against the vacancies in the department as provided in the Recruitment Rules,” Daily Excelsior quoted official sources as having said.

However, the Power Development Department was restructured and unbundled into various Corporations in 2019 with Corporations being given free hand to improve the power available to the consumers and side by side decrease the transmission and commercial losses, so as to achieve better efficiency, transparency and 24×7 supply of power to the consumers, they said.

The Power Development Department has taken various welfare majors to mitigate the problems of the workforce in the department which include insurance coverage, a delegation of more powers and in line with the objective of mitigating the genuine grievances of the employees, the draft rules of the Corporations to regularize the services as promised under first transfer scheme 2020.

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