The Odisha government on Sunday 16th Oct.22 issued a notification to abolish the contractual recruitment system. This will pave way for regularising over 57,000 contractual employees.
This has been done by repealing the Odisha group B posts (Contractual Appointment) Rules 2013 and to provide special regulations to regulate the services of the employees appointed on contractual basis. A fresh notification in this regard was issued by General Administration and Public Grievance Department today.
As per the notification, these Rules will now be called the Odisha Group B, C and D posts (Repeal and Special Provisions) Rules, 2022. The initial appointees appointed under the contractual Rules now in positions shall be deemed to have been appointed against the post on regular basis as on the date of commencement of these rules.
On such regular appointments, the pay of such employees shall be fixed by way of granting notional increments considering the date of their contractual appointment.
The employees, who have regularly appointed in the service after completion of six years of service under the respective contractual rules, shall be allowed for fixation of their pay as on the date of commencement of these rules by way of granting notional increments considering the date of their contractual appointment.
The employees whose service has been regularised shall be allowed service benefits like promotion etc. In the cadre on notional basis to which they would have been entitled as per rules, had they been recruited on regular basis. On commencement of these rules, the employees shall be assigned seniority in the cadre to which they would have been entitled as per rules, had they been recruited on regular basis.