Reiterating its commitment and fulfilling their promise, the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government provided Diwali bonanza by regularising the services of 3542 Safai Sewaks/Sewermen working for last several years in Municipal Corporation Ludhiana.
On behalf of the Punjab Government, Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar today handed over appointment letters to around 150 of these Safai Sewaks/Sewermen at a function held at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan, here. He said that in the coming days, all appointment letters would be distributed in a phased manner in the city.
He was also accompanied by MLAs Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina, Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Madan Lal Bagga, Ashok Parashar Pappi, Kulwant Singh Sidhu and Hardeep Singh Mundian, Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sunder Malhotra, Deputy Mayor Sarabjit Kaur, MC Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal, besides several others.
It is pertinent to mention that the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab have fulfilled their long pending demand of the Safai Sewaks/Sewermen.While addressing the gathering, Cabinet Minister, Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar said that there was an anomaly in the earlier resolution passed by Municipal Corporation Ludhiana (MCL) which was main hurdle in regularising their services.
He said that after the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab Government was formed in the state, the regularisation process was expedited, hence appointment letters have been handed over to the Safai Sewaks/Sewermen.While speaking on the occasion, the Cabinet Minister said that regularisation was a right of Safai Sewaks/Sewermen and this has been ensured to them at every cost.
He said that in coming days, services of remaining Safai Sewaks/Sewermen would also be regularised.He said that the AAP government stands rock solid with them always and every required step would be taken for their welfare. Hailing the role of Safai Karamcharis during Covid-19, he said that they ensured the clean atmosphere by putting their lives at risk.
He said that Safai Sewaks/Sewermen and police personnel are always on duty for the betterment of society. He also urged the regularised Safai Sewaks/Sewermen to provide best quality education to their children as world-class educational facilities are being provided by the Punjab Government.
The Cabinet Minister announced that the process of regularising services of 456 beldaars/drivers/employees working on DC rate in MC Ludhiana, has also been initiated.MC Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal informed that out of total 3542 regularised employees, 2428 are Safai Sewaks and 1114 are sewermen.
From Zone A, 369 safai sewaks, in Zone B, 579 safai sewaks, in Zone C, 724 safai sewaks and in Zone D, services of 756 safai sewaks have been regularised.Similarly, 212 sewermen from Zone A, 394 from Zone B, 296 from Zone C and services of 212 sewermen from Zone D have been regularised.She said that in a bid to set an example and with our duty towards our environment, today’s function was no plastic day.