Shillong, Mar 15: Over 3,000 ad-hoc government employees working for more than 15 years will be regularised, the Cabinet decided on Tuesday.
“The process to regularise 3,635 ad-hoc appointees will be initiated with a cut-off date set at 2007,” Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.
Sangma said those employees will be regularised from the date of the notification after procedures are followed. The regularised staff will be governed by the rules and regulations which are applicable to government employees.
Referring to a Supreme Court ruling, Sangma said a one-time provision was given to employees without the district selection committee, MPSC, a proper procedure, advertisement or following the different reservation policy.
“A large number of people were earlier regularised as a one-time affair but a few people were missed out and based on the court ruling and based on the case that has been filed by those employees who missed out, another list of 3,635 such employees will be regularized,” he added.
According to him, these employees have been working for over 15 years against the sanctioned posts.
When asked, Sangma said there will not be any financial implication on the state because these employees were so far getting salary as per the government pay scale.
The chief minister maintained that the decision will not be applicable to casual, ad-hoc less than 15 years or temporary employees.