FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Tezpur, July 22: Lives of altogether 104 contractual employees engaged in various posts like grade IV, Ward boy and Ward girl and Cleaner in Tezpur Medical College (TMC) spending sleepless night given the uncertainty arises over the regularization of their jobs.
The contractual employees, who have been providing their dedicated service at a minimum wages, have been urging upon the Medical College Authority and the State Health Department to increase their wages and regularize their posts since its inception.
But it is a matter of regret that the authority so far has not paid any attention to their plea.
Babul Boro, a contractual employee, alleged that the authorities concerned held interviews just ahead of the recent state Assembly election against these posts in a bid to fill up the vacant posts which were also appeared by the contractual employees besides other fresh candidates seeking regularization of their posts.
“But even though posts like computer assistants are filled up, the result of the interview of Grade IV, Cleaner and Ward Boy and Ward Girl are not declared till date for which we are in dark whether our posts will be regularized,” he said.
He mentioned that the long cherished Medical College came into being in 2013 has been facing the staff shortage from the very beginning because of which patients come to the Medical College and Hospital seeking better treatment fail to reach the same. Boro further revealed that sometimes it was seen that the patient laden tracers remained un-pushed following alleged reluctance by the permanent workers employed from the outside. “These unwanted gapes for which patients use to face untold miseries are duly filled up through our sincerity,” he maintained.
Contractual employees have to give an amount of their wages to the employing agency “Udayan” for which their labour is almost dishonored.
“We have already submitted representation to the TMC and Health authority as well as to the State Health Department for several times for taking necessary action for regularization of jobs of 104 contractual employees engaged in the Medical College. We hope that the authorities will give priority to the issue thinking our future as well as to the better service to the patients,” said another contractual employee.