Around 250 contract workers of the electricity department from all over the state on Tuesday demanded regularisation of their services with the Power Minister Milind Naik.
The affected workers met Naik at his official residence at Headland Sada, and apprised him about their grievances and demanded regularisation of their services as they are working with the electricity department for the past several years.
A worker said that the electricity department has recruited several people in various jobs including linemen, assistant linemen, line helper and others adding, “Our sincere request to the Power Minister Naik is to consider our demand sympathetically and give us preference in jobs.”
Meanwhile, when contacted Naik disclosed that he had never made any commitment to contract workers on regularisation of service.
He said that he will take up the issue with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
Naik also said that the issue of appointments and regularisation of services is the prerogative of the electricity department and he cannot interfere in it.