Port Blair, Jan 11:The Department of Tourism in consonance with the GOIs OM.No.49014/2/86/Estt(C) dated 07.06.1988, the 32 workers of Tourism Department working on daily wages since 1994-95 were allowed 1/30th Pay plus DA with effect from 01.01.1996 in compliance to the High Court Order date 16.02.2001.
These workers are consistently demanding for regularization of their service. Since there was no vacancy in the department of Tourism, the Administration sometime in the year of 2015 has taken up the issue with the Ministry for creation of Supernumerary post to regularize the services of 32 workers. Unfortunately, thereafter, no action has been taken at the end of the Administration.
Meanwhile, the issue brought to the notice of the Member of Parliament A & N Islands. Since, the issue concerned to benefit of low paid employees, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray, M.P. in reference to his all previous letters/correspondences has once again taken up the matter with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, GOI, new Delhi vide letter dated 04.01.2018.
In the aforesaid letter, Mr. B.P.Ray,M.P. has impressed upon the ministry to explore the possibilities for creation of supernumerary post in the Tourism Department, A & N Administration to regularize the services of 32 workers. The Ministry may take favourable decision in the matter.