Kakinada: The plight of 180 outsourcing workers within the Authorities Normal Hospital at Kakinada is steadily getting worse. They’ve been working for practically twenty years within the hospital however their current salaries are not more than Rs 4,030 to Rs 6,110 monthly.
Although these workers have submitted a number of representations to the federal government, they might not get a minimal wage of Rs 15,000 to Rs 24,000 as per the GO. In 2001, when the everlasting employees on the GGH retired from service, the then authorities opted to not fill the vacancies. The prevailing workers took the extra burden and affected person providers had been affected.
Figuring out the issue, former district collector Satishchandra had obtained permission to recruit lab technicians in several classes, as additionally ANMs, operators and others on an outsourcing foundation. After introducing the Arogyasri within the GGH, extra workers have been recruited for these posts. A complete of 274 outsourcing workers have been merged with `Vikasa’’ outsourcing company, a authorities sponsored organisation, in 2011.
In 2016, a GO was issued for rising the minimal salaries of outsourcing workers from Rs 15,000 to Rs 24,000. The GO has helped all outsourcing workers within the state aside from these of them on the GGH.
Eventually, in 2020, the staff have been merged with Andhra Pradesh Company of Outsourcing (APCOS) to present them too the salaries as per the GO. Their worker IDs have additionally been registered with the Finance Division.
“After registering them with the finance division, the federal government has cancelled their white ration playing cards and therefore couldn’t apply for the Ammavodi home websites given to the poor and for different schemes. They haven’t been paid even the meagre salaries from September 2020. “Their dwelling circumstances have change into worse. They’re struggling for his or her lives,’’ stated GGH outsourcing workers chief Manikumar.
He stated many workers have left their jobs as a result of poor cost within the type of wage and a few of these workers died as a result of Covid19 pandemic. These workers couldn’t get any profit from the federal government. Solely 180 workers remained within the GGH for work as they’ve crossed 40 years and there’s no likelihood for them to seek out different jobs.
One other worker, Bhavani, stated the outsourcing workers within the GGH aren’t in a position to get even a village volunteer’s wage of Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000.
AP contract and outsourcing workers federation chief P. Veerababu stated the staff are staging agitations however the authorities has not responded to their requests. He stated that the treasury division returned their payments, saying there was “no monetary concurrence”.
If the finance division gave the concurrence, the salaries could possibly be elevated. 4 otherwise abled workers would lose their pension as the federal government handled them as outsourcing workers regardless of their lengthy service, he stated.
In the meantime, medical schooling director Dr M. Raghavendra Rao made enquiries to the GGH superintendent concerning the wage points of those workers after receiving a discover from human rights activist P Suresh Kumar. Superintendent Dr R. Mahalakshmi stated the staff haven’t been given salaries from September 2020 as the federal government has not releases funds.