Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu, today said the process of regularization of casual workers of various categories would start from next financial year in terms of the set guidelines and criteria.
Replying to a clubbed question by Ashok Khajuria and Master Noor Hussain in the upper house, Dr Drabu said to begin with, the regularization, of such contractual workers, who have given their land to the government on the promise of a government job and have been left out will be taken up through a process of documentation and verification to be done by General Administration Department (GAD).
The Minister said for the remaining categories, a committee, under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary is currently engaged in working out various options for regularization of daily rated workers. He said, "During the course of the year, the government would set out a policy with timelines for absorbing these people."
Dr Drabu said, "Policy enshrined in SRO-64 of 1994 for regularization of daily rated workers/work-charged employees engaged prior to cut off date of January 31, 1994 is already in place from the date of issuance of the SRO-64."
He said the empowerment committee is meeting at regular intervals and would continue to meet till last one of the daily rated worker, eligible and registered with the Finance Department is cleared for regularization, if eligible, in terms of the Act.