Punjab State Safai Karamchari Commission Chairman Gejja Ram Valmiki on Monday, held a review meeting with the officials of Municipal Corporation and all the Municipal Committees at Circuit House here.He was accompanied by Commission’s Vice Chairman Ram Singh Sardulgarh, Member Inderjit Singh, Member Prem Masih and Advocate Rahul Kumar Adia. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ludhiana Varinder Kumar Sharma, Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation Swati Tiwana and Deputy Director Local Government Amit Bamby have also attended the meeting.Chairman Gejja Ram interacted with the officials of Municipal Corporation and different Municipal Committees to check whether the guidelines of the Government regarding Safai Sewaks and Sewer-men are being followed in the Civic Bodies. He directed officials to regularise all the contractual safai sewaks and sewer-men as per the government guidelines.
Chairman Gejja Ram has given direction to all officer's who were present in the meeting to recheck the status of policies with regards to Safai Karamchari / sewerman whether it is properly implemented or not? He also asked officials to blacklist the contractors if any of them giving less salary to the safai sewaks. He said that the contractor must follow “Equal Work, Equal Pay” government rule and disburse salary in bank accounts of Sawai Sewaks.He also warned that the officials involved in Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) fraud won’t be spared and the entire amount will be recovered with the interest. He also lauded the efforts of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government to regularise the jobs of the Sawai Sewaks and Sewer men.Chairman said that the Punjab State Safai Karamchari Commission is committed for the welfare of the Safai Sewaks and Sewer men.Meanwhile, during the meeting a one minute silence was also observed to pay homage to the farmers, who died during the protest.