The Jammu and Kashmir government will regularise all ad hoc, contractual and consolidated appointees who have completed seven years of service, the state assembly was informed on Monday.

Saturday’s cabinet meeting accepted the report of a committee constituted for the purpose and decided to regularise all ad hoc, contractual and consolidated appointees with seven years of service, Finance Minister A R Rather said.

Such employees should be academically qualified to hold these posts as prescribed under the relevant recruitment rules.

Replying to a question of A R Veeri (PDP), the minister assured the House that those with less than seven years in service would be asked to continue.

As regards regularisation of casual labourers, he said, a cabinet sub-committee has been constituted to go into the financial, legal and administrative aspects involving the measure. A decision on this front would be taken after the committee submits its report.

The daily rated workers (DRWs) engaged prior to January 31, 1994 were being regularised under the provisions of a government order of 1994, he said.