29 years Long wait tastes fruitful, 65 Employees of Thane ZP are now regularized
65 Employees of Rural water supply department were regularized after 29 years old daily basis service in the department
Thane: Those 65 employees of rural water supply department and their families would be the happiest people who are dependent on Thane ZP, as their employment have been regularized after serving for 29 years. The decision came in a general body meeting on Monday.
On Monday, Shekhar Gaikwad, Chief Executive Officer, Thane ZP sanctioned the proposal came from the general body at Tarabai Modak auditorium.
The employees have been working on the salary of around Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 from last 29 years. Now they will be paid Rs 12,000 a month as a salary.
The cherry on the cake came with the decision of paying the salary difference from January 2013. The decision will cost the ZP administration a burden of Rs 1 crore and 10 lakh.
In the year 1984-85, 97 employees were working on minimum scale under Regional Tap Water Supply Department for daily work of installing hand pumps and electric pumps.
The recommendations from Kalelkar committee helped these workers. Out of 97, most of them have either died or retired from service.
The ZP administration proposed to regularize the remaining 65 employees.Some of the employees had also taken the matter to the industrial court.