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Allahabad High Court comes to the rescue of UP Karamchari Sangh

The union had demanded that the appointments be made in accordance with the Malkani Committee report. The committee was appointed in 1968. The then government had promised to follow its recommendations in future appointments. It had also demanded cancellation of a 2010 order in which outsourcing was mentioned

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 1 Sep 2016 11:31 AM GMT

Allahabad High Court comes to the rescue of UP Karamchari Sangh
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Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has put a roadblock to the appointment of 40,000 sweepers the order for which was issued in July last. The single judge bench comprising justice DK Upadhyay told the government on Wednesday that appointments should be made as per its directives.

An order to this effect was issued on a petition by Uttar Pradesh Karamchari Sangh which challenged the order and claimed that the order violated the provisions of the Municipal Corporation act.

Under the act, employees doing sweeping work were called sweepers and not Safai Karmachari, a term used by the government. It had a 'hidden agenda'.

The union had demanded that the appointments be made in accordance with the Malkani Committee report. The committee was appointed in 1968. The then government had promised to follow its recommendations in future appointments. It had also demanded cancellation of a 2010 order in which outsourcing was mentioned.

It also feared that under the order government wished to bring this sector under the reservation quota for different castes and help certain groups.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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