Tiruchirapalli, Apr 5 (UNI) Members of the Association of Non-Teaching NMR Employees of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), along with their family members, observed a token fast in front of the NIT here today.
Association President S Vasudevan and Secretary S Senthil Kumar told newspersons here that 110 non-teaching staff were now working in the NIT for the past eight to 14 years under daily wage basis.
Though about 70 non-teaching staff posts were kept vacant for years together, the NIT management did not consider their demand to appoint them as per seniority.
They said the Association had moved Madras High Court Bench in Madurai in 2006 for legal remedy for the regularisation of services of 145 NMR workers. As per the court's direction, the NIT management regularised the services of 35 NMR employees. The court also directed the NIT Management to form an exclusive Tribunal to solve the issue concerning the regularisation of the rest of the workers.
They said that despite the court's direction, the NIT management neither referred the matter to the Tribunal, nor regularised the services of the remaining 110 NMR workers, citing that they were not educationally qualified. The management further said a decision had to taken by the Union Human Resources Development Ministry.
They urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh to regularise their services immediately.
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