The Meghalaya government has decided to re-examine the proposed outsourcing of Grade-IV staff in the State Secretariat.
“The proposal is being kept in abeyance. We have decided to re-examine the matter properly in order in order to arrive at a best possible decision without hurting the sentiments of anybody,” Secretariat Administration Department (SAD) Minister, J.A Lyngdoh told journalists.
The government’s decision came about after All Meghalaya Grade IV Employees Association were against the decision for outsourcing the post of Grade IV employees.
“Our decision to keep it in abeyance was also to allow the government to re-examine the proposal so as to ensure that Grade-IV staff appointed by outsourcing company should not be exploited,” Lyngdoh said.
Lyngdoh said the objective of the government to outsource the trained Grade IV employees from private firms was aimed at to ensure work quality, discipline and better work culture.
In the tender, the State government had stated that the total salary of the outsourced staff would be only `3,974 per month which include swages of `3000, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) `538, Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) `136 and outsourcing charges `300.