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Govt to ensure firms do not convert employees into contract workers

Safeguards likely in framework for contract jobs

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Somesh Jha New Delhi
The Union government is planning to take measures to ensure companies do not convert their full-time workers into contract employees by misusing the proposed fixed-term contract framework.

“We will put in place safeguards for workers in the fixed-term contract system and are working on various options. One of them is to ensure that permanent employees in an establishment are protected in such a way that they are not converted into fixed-term workers after we bring in the new law,” a labour and employment ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

Officials said safeguard-related provisions would be included in the executive

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First Published: Feb 28 2018 | 7:00 AM IST

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