The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a petition with the direction that the demand for regularization of daily wage earners should be taken seriously.
The case was heard before a single bench of Justice Vishal Dhagat which observed that the application of a daily wage-earner should be considered and decided as per rules. This process should be completed in three months.
The matter was related to the Department of Education. After the hearing, the court directed the District Education Officer to consider the representation of the petitioner as soon as possible in the interest of justice.
Advocate Vijay Mishra, appearing on behalf of petitioner Damoh resident Vinod Saraf, argued that the petitioner was appointed as a daily wage-earner many years ago and is not being regularized. Whereas the junior daily wage-earners have become more regular than that. Because of this, the petitioner is suffering financially and mentally.
The Counsel further stated that the petitioner has applied several times at the departmental level. But all in vain. Therefore, the petitioner has approached the High Court.
It was argued that the daily wage-earner cannot remain a daily wage worker for the entire duration of his service. There is a provision to regularize it when the time comes. The question arises that when there is a provision, why is the benefit not being given to the concerned? What is the loss of the officers in doing so? Thus, the attitude of harassing an extremely low paid employee is beyond comprehension. This has broken the employee.
The petitioner also has to be regular, so that a good pension can be made at retirement. District education officers are ignoring the application by rejecting the application of the petitioner, claimed the counsel. After considering the matter, the court gave relief to the petitioner.