Bhubaneswar: The rainy Sunday witnessed thousands of Odisha government’s contractual staff staging a massive demonstration at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar.
Braving intense spells of rainfall, the members, under the banner, Odisha Government Contractual Employees Association (OGCEA) demand that the state government should abolish the contractual appointment rules which were implemented in 2013.
Under the system, a contractual employee is appointed after clearing the necessary exam, tests conducted by OPSC.
Later, they are engaged as contractual government employees for a period of six years which entitles them to a meagre salary compared to their regular counterparts, allege the employees.
The Odisha Government Contractual Employees Association (OGCEA) has also demanded the implementation of one rule for all government employees.