The Meghalaya High Court has directed the State government to immediately consider the request of a casual employee of the Public Works Department for the Regular Casual Worker Scheme, 1996 which is prevalent in the State.
The division bench of the High Court was hearing an appeal by Dil Kumari Chettri who was appointed as a casual employee in the Public Works Department in the post of cleaner in the year 1993. Chettri’s name figured in the list of probable candidates for regularisation of service in 2003 and 2006 but her service was never regularised.
Earlier, the single bench of the High Court in its order passed on June 20, 2023 has given the State government three months’ time to consider Chettri’s case under the Regular Casual Worker Scheme.
“It appears that the State has not communicated any decision in such regard to the appellant. Notwithstanding the appellant’s claim that she is entitled to be regularised, the State should immediately consider the appellant’s case under the said Scheme and communicate a reasoned decision in such regard to the appellant within three weeks from date,” the division bench of the High Court said today.