Ahmedabad: In a major verdict, the Gujarat high court on Friday told the state government to discard its 'fixed pay job employment scheme' stating that it was exploitative in nature. The verdict could impact about 1.5 lakh employees who have been recruited under the scheme in different government departments.
A division bench of acting chief justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and justice JB Pardiwala also told the state government to give regular salary benefits to all its fixed pay employees from the date of their appointment.
The Gujarat government has been employing people in various fields like police, education, forest department on a fixed pay basis, where they are given some basic fix pay for the first five years.
Such employees work on contract for the first five years and become permanent employee subsequently....more
11:14 PM, Jan 20, 2012