Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A & N Islands has taken up the issue of appointment of Drivers of Transport Department who are working in the department without break on Contract or daily rated basis since 2005 with the Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A & N Islands. They have served the department continuously with the hope that one day their case would be considered for regularization but no fruitful decision from the department. Ultimately they have approached before the Hon’ble Court for redressal of their grievances and the Court issued directions to the Administration to appoint them on regular basis by taking necessary steps to get the standards relaxed. Now most of them are underprivileged due to over age and lack of educational qualification.
The Member of Parliament has requested the Lt. Governor to kindly consider the matter sympathetically as per the directions of Hon’ble Court on humanitarian ground as the drivers put in their service for the department since 2005 and regularization of service is inevitable.