Himachal's peon expressed their gratitude toward CM for Cabinet Decision
INVC NEWS New Delhi, Thousands of Part time water carriers and water carriers/peons today expressed their gratitude towards Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh for the Cabinet decision to regularize services of as many as 3000 water carriers working on daily wages during the State level function held in the Directorate of Horticulture, here today. They welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister besides Chief Parliamentary Secretary Shri Vinay Kumar, Chairman, State Co-operative Bank Shri Harsh Mahajan and President, State Employees Welfare Federation Shri S.S. Jogta. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the government had been always considerate to the welfare of the weaker sections of the society. It was the Congress government headed by him, which took a decision to provide employment to the poor and weaker section by formulating policy for appointing water carriers in all schools of the State. This was done to ensure adequate means of livelihood to such people, he added. The government never wanted that so many water carriers get retire on daily wage and thereby took a decision to regularize them, so that those many in need, could be appointed in their place, he said. It would also be an honour for the regularized water carriers to retire as regular government employees. The Chief Minister said that though there was tap water in every school as of now, the government, however, would continue with the process to provide relief to the needy and poor. He also targeted BJP for anti-employee policies and said that those who get involve in divide and rule policy, never succeed in their selfish motives. He said politics was not a field to be proud of the power acquired, but those in politics should serve the poor and the downtrodden for which the people had chosen them. He said that those who acquire power by befooling the people, never last long in politics. He thanked the water carriers for organizing the felicitation function and assured them that their demands would be always met sympathetically.