General Categories seeks meeting with cabinet sub-Committee
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
A delegation of Joint Action Committee General Categories Punjab met Aman Arora cabinet minister and requested him for a meeting with cabinet subcommittee to present its view points on the 85th amendment.
The delegation was led by Jaswant Singh Dhaliwal Chairman General Category Welfare Federation PSEB and other members of delegation included state President General Categories seeks meeting with cabinet subcommittee Juljeet Singh Ratol, secretary general Sukhpreet Singh, Hargurmit Singh and others.
The delegation also urged that the government should appoint the chairman and other staff of General Category Welfare Commission which was constituted to look after the interest of general category.
Punjab government has constituted a committee comprising of Cabinet Ministers H.S. Cheema, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal and Aman Arora to redress the employees’ related matters.
General Categories seeks meeting with cabinet sub-Committee. V K Gupta spokesperson of Federation said that the committee has already given a meeting to reserve category employees on December 19, 2022.
The Committee is examining the issue of implementation of 85th Constitutional amendment which has given time to reserved categories unions to hear their views, but no such opportunity of hearing has been allowed to general categories Unions/Federations by the committee till date.
It will not be in the interest of natural justice if opportunity is not granted a meeting to apprise the committee their view.
It is pertinent to mentioned here that the Notification of December 15, 2005 for implementation of 85th amendment has already been quashed by Punjab and Haryana High Court due to non-compliance of conditions imposed by Supreme Court of India in M. Nagraj and Jarnail Singh case This may be recalled that the conditions imposed by Supreme Court have still not been compiled by the Punjab Govt.