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Dignity To The Safai Karamchari
AAP will end contractualisation in “safai karamchari” posts and will regularize existing employees. Workers who enter sewers will be provided with protective gear, masks and appropriate equipment. Like fire fighters, they will receive medical insurance. To help in their career advancement, safai karamcharis will be provided assistance in education and training. On the death of a “safai karamchari” on duty, Rs. 50 lakh will be given to the bereaved family.
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The Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis was established in pursuance of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis Act, 2006 to safeguard the interests for Safai Karamcharis of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Commission has a wide mandate covering almost all aspects of Safai Karmacharis' development such as: to investigate and examine the legal safeguards provided for Safai Karamcharis under the constitution and other laws, to recommend to Government measures for their effective implementation, to review the existing provisions of the constitution and other laws affecting Safai Karamcharis and to look into complaints and take suo-moto notice of matters relating to denial of Safai karamcharis’ rights etc. and take up the issues with appropriate authorities for redressal . In year one of the AAP Government, the following steps have been taken: 1. 132 Grievances were disposed off at the City Level. 2. New website has been designed and is undergoing beta testing right now 3. Recommended all 3 corporations to start cashless medical facility for Safai Karamcharis 4. MCD has asked all corporations to start regularization of safai karamcharis 5. Safai Karamchari has been treated as a Skilled Worker in the Minimum Wages Act 6. Weekly camps for Safai Karamcharis in each zone and MCD area of Delhi for grievance redressal have been conducted 7. The Commission has recommended to local bodies to post female safai karamcharis for duties in areas nearer to their residence, for their convenience. 8. A Hindi-language publication is planned to be released to make safai karamcharis aware of their rights, and of the functions of the Commission.

DELHI GOVERNMENT ON TUESDAY PROVIDED THE DETAILS OF AMOUNT RELEASED BY IT AS THE FIRST INSTALMENT TO THE NORTH AND EAST MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS OF DELHI TO ENSURE PAYMENT OF UNPAID SALARIES TO THE STAFF OF THESE CORPORATIONS. New Delhi 07/04/2015 The government has released Rs 226.66 crore so far and the break-up is as follows : 1) MCD (North) : for salary purpose – Rs 138.28 crore. For other non-plan heads Rs 11.82 crore (Total Rs 150.10 crore) 2) MCD (East) : For salary – Rs 51.96 crore. For other non-plan heads – Rs 36.42 crore (Total : Rs 76.56 crore) Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal had on April 1 itself, the first day of the new financial year, directed the department of finance to immediately release funds so that the MCD safai karamcharis could be paid their unpaid salaries. Delhi government has made it clear that innocent employees should not suffer due to the rampant corruption and gross mismanagement in the three corporations. Delhi government has also appealed to the central government to rise above party considerations and immediately release the funds it owes to the state so that financial health of badly managed corporations could be improved.

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