Governor reverts back on CM’s claim on regularization of contractual employees
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Updating the status of the file regarding regularization of the services of contractual employees in Punjab, Banwarilal Purohit, Governor Punjab in a press statement informed that information shared with media by Charanjit Singh Channi, Chief Minister Punjab on January 1 is “factually incorrect”.
He informed that the file regarding regularization of the services of contractual employees was reverted to the office of Chief Minister Punjab with six queries which need to be clarified by the State Government. The copy of the queries raised on the said file is attached for information of all concerned.
Governor reverts back on CM’s claim on regularization of contractual employees .This file was duly received by CMO on December 31, 2021 and the reply to queries is awaited.
“I advise the Chief Minister to give reply to the queries raised on the file” said Purohit and added “Once the reply comes, the bill will be re-examined at Governor’s Secretariat.”
Pertinently, the bill regarding regularization of the services of contractual employees was passed in the State Assembly on November 11, 2021. After a lapse of nearly twenty days, the said file was sent to Punjab Raj Bhawan on December 1, 2021. During the month of December, the Governor was on tour to various districts of the State. The Governor concluded the tour on December 21 and thereafter, on Dec 23, CM Punjab came and met him at Punjab Raj Bhawan. The file was duly studied and reverted with observation/queries to CMO on December 31, 2021.
Yesterday, blaming the Punjab Governor for deliberate and inordinate delay in clearing the file regarding regularization of the services of contractual employees, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had on Saturday categorically said that Governor being the Constitutional head of the state was certainly functioning under the political pressure of BJP in wake of forthcoming assembly polls.
Addressing the media persons at Chandigarh, CM Channi at the very onset wished his heartiest greetings on the New Year and said that the Chief Secretary and even he had personally met Governor to get this file cleared adding that earlier he thought Governor might be busy elsewhere but now it is crystal clear that he was unnecessarily sitting over the file. CM Channi said it the question of future of several employees who had been anxiously waiting for a day when their services would be regularized at par with their peers working in the state government.