PSC to recruit staff to 12 welfare boards under labour department


T. S. Pratheesh

The government has directed PSC to make appointments after facing allegations over political intervention in job recruitment to welfare boards.

Palakkad: With an aim to prevent corruption, PSC will recruit employees to 12 state welfare boards under the Labour department. The government has directed PSC to make appointments after facing allegations over political intervention in job recruitment to welfare boards.

The Labour Department Minister’s office informed that the appointments have been brought under PSC after forming a special rule.

It is alleged that the majority of the employees in the welfare boards were appointed into the posts through temporary appointments with political influence. With this, the allowances of employees are being denied.

The 127 staff in Farmers Welfare Board includes 29 on deputation, 27 board employees, 5 casual workers and 66 daily wage workers.

Abkari Workers Welfare Board consists of 16 employees. Among them, 14 are appointed in other services and two are on the supernumerary post.

In the Unorganized Workers Social Security Board, 28 workers including 3 permanent staff and 25 other service workers are employed. A total number of 95 employees including 6 permanent staff are working in Kerala Tailoring Workers Welfare Fund Board. Among these workers, 31 are employed in other services and 58 are daily wage workers.

A total of 427 workers are employed at the Construction Workers Welfare Board. It is reported that 19 employees secured the job through employment exchange. Out of the 427 staff, 24 are employed in other services while 284 are daily wage workers.

In the Cashew Workers Relief and Welfare Fund Board, 35 out of 60 employees are on deputation. Among the others, 24 are daily wage workers and only one employee is in the permanent post.

A total of 46 employees are working in the Shops and Commercial Establishment Workers Welfare Board. Among them, 23 are employed in other services and 23 are permanent staff.

At the same time, 9 people were appointed in Beedi and Cigar Workers Welfare Board. Among these employees, 6 were appointed as daily wage workers while one each were appointed in other service and additional work. One was appointed in permanent post.

Seven employees including 4 board staff and 3 on deputation are working at Handloom Workers Welfare Fund Board. A total of 11 workers are working in Kerala Jewellery Workers Welfare Fund Board.

Bamboo, Kattuvally and Pandanus Leaf Workers Welfare Fund Board has 10 employees including 2 in other services, one on contract basis and 6 on daily wage basis.

Meanwhile, no appointments were made in the Small Plantation Workers Welfare Board. Employees at 11 plantation inspectors offices under chief inspector of plantation are also taking additional duty. Two clerks are employed here on a daily wage basis.

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