Coming to the rescue of its former housekeeping staff, the National Law University, Delhi has decided to help them in acquiring suitable employment, in the nearby areas.
The University has stated that they will help the unemployed former staff, on a purely "humanitarian basis", and will make the arrangements of their employment in the nearby areas as per the applicable, reasonable, and appropriate terms and conditions.
About 55 safai karmcharis, working with White Fox or Golden Companies, were rendered unemployed after the University's contract with the Company allegedly expired. The University entered into a new contract with Rajendra Management Group (RMG), which set off a prolonged student protest, seeking that the former staff be re-instated.
While some of the workers were later employed by the new Contractor- RMG, on University's persuasion, the University has now assured that it will make requisite arrangements for the remaining unemployed workers, on moral grounds.
A statement issued by the University reads as follows:
"It has been brought to our notice that some of the Housekeeping staff members who were earlier working with White Fox or Golden Companies hired by the University are facing employment crisis as these Companies seem to have failed to take enough care of these workers after the completion of their Contract in the University. Notably, the University has already placed almost half of the old housekeeping staff with the present contractor in the University and a few of them are reportedly working at various other places.
For the remaining staff, the University has taken a decision to help on a purely humanitarian basis. It is hereby notified that University, in consultation with certain service providers including the present one, will make the arrangements of their employment in the nearby areas as per the applicable, reasonable, and appropriate terms and conditions. Purely, informal and non-binding in nature, this measure shall immediately help those who are in need of employment. It will be the most effective way to redress the problems that they are reportedly facing."