Govt agrees to regularise services of direct payment Pourakarmikas; committee to implement it: CM Bommai

Pramesh S Jain & Siddarth Sethia

T he State government has agreed in principle to regularise the services of pourakarmikas who are working on direct payment in various urban civic bodies in the state.

A committee of senior officers,law department officials and representatives of Pourakarmikas would be constituted to implement it in accordance with legal provisions, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Bommai who chaired a meeting to discuss the problems of Pourakarmikas today said that the proposed committee would submit its report within 3 months.

Pourakarmikas deserve social dignity and security.The state government would respond to their woes with a humane approach.

Their monthly remuneration has been hiked to Rs.2000 with the same intention,Bommai said.

Special recruitment rules would be framed to simplify their recruitment.The pourakarmikas would be provided housing loan facility,their children would be covered under the Vidya Nidhi scholarship scheme,the women pourakarmikas would get maternity benefits,Bommai said.