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Odisha exchequer is to be burdened with at least Rs 7,000 crore

Monday, 02 January 2017 | ONTB| Bhubaneswar
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The Odisha exchequer is to be burdened with at least Rs 7,000 crore additional expenditure if the Supreme Court’s ruling on ‘equal pay for equal work’ is implemented in the State, experts saiy
The apex court on October 27 reiterated that ‘equal pay for equal work’ is a Constitutional principle and is needed to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers and contractual employees, who perform the same duty as the regulars.
With this verdict, around 2 lakh temporary and contractual employees in the Odisha Government are hopeful of getting salaries at par with their regular counterparts.
Legal experts say the SC ruling on ‘equal pay for equal work’ is applicable across the country under Articles 141 and 142 of the Constitution and should be implemented in Odisha like Punjab and Haryana.
The Odisha Government has made all the new appointments in Classes 2, 3 and 4 on a contractual basis. Besides, there are other appointments like NMR, DLR, Work Charged, job contract and Adhoc that are purely on temporary basis. Even, several schoolteachers are appointed on contract basis.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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