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Will immediately implement equal-pay-for-equal-work: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the AAP government will implement ‘equal- pay-for-equal-work’ principle for its contractual employees vis-a-vis regular ones.

The Chief Minister’s announcement on Twitter comes a day after the Supreme Court held contractual employees are entitled to wages on par with permanent staff under the ‘equal-pay-for-equal-work’ principle.

“Landmark judgement by SC. Will immediately implement it in Del and simultaneously expedite the process of their regularisation (sic),” Kejriwal tweeted.

Meanwhile, Delhi Labour Minister Gopal Rai has convened a meeting of all departments on November 8 to discuss implementation of ‘equal-pay-equal-work’.

Rai has directed his department to furnish suggestions on measures for implementation.

Earlier in the day, the Labour Minister convened a meeting of department officials at Delhi secretariat.

“Government has decided to hold a meeting of all departments on November 8 to implement the Supreme Court order on equal pay for equal work,” Rai tweeted after the meeting.

The AAP government has sought proposals from its various departments by November 15 regarding regularisation of contractual employees.

PTI