In a significant decision Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday decided in-principle not to re-employ retired employee against any vacant post except in cases of extraordinary circumstances and non-availability of experts with rare talent in the specialized filed.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting by Mr. Badal with a delegation of the Employees Wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal here on Saturday.

Mr. Badal categorically said that preference must be given to unemployed youth and practice of giving extensions or re-employment must be discouraged, an official release quoting him said here.

In another decision, the Chief Minister announced the setting up of an “anomaly committee” immediately to remove pay anomalies in the recommendations of the Fifth Punjab Pay Commission.

The Committee would submit its initial report on the main issues within four months and the final report in six months.

He also agreed to the proposal of the delegation to give due representation to the employees in this committee to safeguard the interests of the employees and extended the last date of giving option for new pay scales by another one month.

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