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MP raises regularization of past service of Mazdoors in LS

Port Blair ,

 The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power, Coal & New and Renewal Energy, GoI, Shri Piyush Goyal in reply to an unstarred question raised by the Member of Parliament, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray on Dec. 17 regarding delay in regularization of past service of Mazdoors working in Electricity Department has stated that the Hon'ble High Court of Calcutta in its order dated 09.04.2015 in the case (Writ Petition No. 666/2012, Shri Loknathan & Ors vs Union of India &  Ors) filed by Mazdoors of Electricity Dept. of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, has given a judgment that the petitioners shall be deemed to be in service from the date of actual engagement only for the purpose of retiral and pensionary benefits and not for any other purpose.
   The Minister further said that the proposal for giving retiral and pensionary benefits to these 495 Mazdoors of Electricity Department of Andaman & Nicobar Islands for compliance of order of Hon'ble High Court is under process. The matter has been taken up with the Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance), Department of Personnel and training (DOPT) and Electricity Department of Andaman & Nicobar Islands for implementation of Hon'ble Court Order, a press release from MP Office said here today.