Category: Discrimination

Parliamentary panel raps BSNL for failing to implement reservation in promotions of SC/ST workers

19 September 2020: The Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes which presented its report titled ‘Ways and Means to ensure reservation for SCs and STs in the light of privatisation, outsourcing of work and contractual employment in Government Services, PSUs and Autonomous Bodies with special reference to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL)’ […]

Uttar Pradesh government forces Aanganwadi workers aged 62 and above to retire overnight

17 June 2020: Citing a 2012 order the Uttar Pradesh government has forced Aanganwadi and mini Aanganwadi workers aged 62 and above to retire across the 62 districts of the state. Apart from the arbitrariness of the move the decision has been found to be bad in law. The 2012 order states that the services […]

Frontline health workers forced to work on contract face apathy at the hands of state, violence by citizens

Since the Centre imposed lockdown came into effect on midnight of 23 March 2020 there have been at least 16 reported cases of violence against Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), Anganwadi and Mid-Day Meal workers across 8 states in India. ASHA and Anganwadi workers are at the forefront of India’s fight against outbreak of COVID-19, […]

Supreme Court reinstates woman employee who accused ex-CJI of misconduct

J&K: Government employees seek revocation of SRO-202 17 February 2020: Employees recruited in government jobs in J&K under the controversial recruitment rule SRO-202 that entails a new employee to spend five years in probation. Under the banner of All J&K SRO-202 Employees, hundreds of youth are holding regular protests across the newly created Union Territory, […]

Tamil Nadu: Dalit anganwadi workers transferred under pressure from upper caste locals

17 June 2019: State Human Rights commission sought a report from the Madurai Collector regarding the transfer 2 dalit anganwadi workers due to pressure from some upper caste persons and asked district administration whether it failed in protecting the workers’ human rights. The 2 workers, who were assigned to ICDS centre on 3 June 2019 […]

Women remove uteruses to retain work

Maharashtra: Metro rail construction workers protesting against unpaid wages terminated 23 April 2019: Over 100 workers employed by the Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC) and Al Fara’a Infraproject (AFI) working on the Pune Metro Project were terminated for protesting against non-payment of wages. The workers have been working without wages over the past 5 months […]

Government imposes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) on 20 lakh striking workers

Maharashtra: Over 900 employees at Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd., await salaries for last 22 months 25 February 2019: Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd. at Pune which was declared a sick industry in the year 1997 has not paid salaries of over 900 workers for the last 22 months since June, 2017. Employees have been receiving 25% of their […]

Police unleashes violence on workers who participated in All India General Strike

Uttar Pradesh: BSNL fires over 3000 Contract Workers demanding Unpaid Wages 18 January 2019: The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has retrenched over 3000 contract workers in the eastern Uttar Pradesh region for demanding payment of wages due to them for over a year. The workers are paid a wage between ₹1500-₹2000 per month, much […]

Kerala: Road Transport Corporation issues termination notices to over 3,800 empanelled workers

Kerala: Road Transport Corporation issues termination notices to over 3,800 empanelled workers 18 December 2018: Following the orders of the High Court the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has sent mass dismissal notices to 3,861 empanelled bus conductors in the state. The Court in its 6 December 2018 order ruled that the posts were to […]

Chandigarh: Smart Watches to track Safai Workers

21 September 2018: Panchkula Municipal Corporation has made it mandatory for its sanitation workers to wear GPS enabled wrist watches, which according to the Municipal Commissioner will help in recording attendance of sanitary workers shift-wise, prevention and control of misuse of manual attendance system, maintenance of transparency, accountability in operations and weeding out fake, duplicate […]

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