Absorption of Contractual Employees
The Government posts are regularly filled up in accordance with the recruitment rules. However, keeping in view the administrative exigency of work, efficiency and economy of operations and unavoidable circumstances, outsourcing through contract is also sometimes resorted to by the Ministries/Departments directly. However, such engagements can only be stop-gap arrangements. It is the responsibility of the Ministry/Department to fill up vacant posts on regular basis following due procedure.
Hon’ble Apex Court vide order dated 10.04.2006 in the Civil Appeal 3595-3612 of 1999 in the case of Uma Devi and others vs Secretary, State of Karnataka, directed that there should be no further by-passing of the Constitutional requirement and regularizing or making permanent, those not duly appointed as per the Constitutional scheme.
No certralized data regarding contractual employees working in Government Departments in maintained.
This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.