DOPT Instructions on Recruitment of casual workers and persons on daily wages
No. F. 49019/1/95-Estt-(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, North Block
Dated 14th June,2016
Subject: Recruitment of casual workers and persons on daily wages.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions of the of Department of Personnel and Training OM No. 49014/2/86-Estt (C) dated 7th June, 1988 on recruitment of Casual Workers and daily wages. Attention is invited to the provisions of the referred O.M at para l(iii) which lays down ” that work presently being done by regular staff should be reassessed by the administrative Departments concerned for output and productivity so that the work being done by the casual workers could be entrusted to the regular employees”.
2. It has been observed that in spite of strict guidelines on engagement of Casual Labour vide the above referred O.M, various Ministries/ Departments continue to engage casual workers for attending work of regular nature against the Government’s policies. It is, therefore, reiterated that all Ministries/ Departments may ensure strict compliance of the guidelines on engagement of Casual Labours. Negligence in the matter of implementing these guidelines should be viewed seriously and brought to the notice of the appropriate authorities for taking prompt and suitable action against the defaulters.
Engaging workers on casual means that there will not be any responsibility of such person in performing their work unless some assurance will be given to them for their regular appointment.