Himachal notifies 20 days of paid vacation to outsourced vocational training providers

The State Government has decided to grant 20 days of paid vacation to the outsourced vocational training providers working under the National Skill Qualification Framework in various Schools of the State.  A notification has been issued in this regard by the Government today. This order will be implemented with immediate effect.

Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that a delegation of outsourced vocational training providers’ Unions met him recently regarding their various demands and Government has taken swift action to provide succor to these trainers. He said that one of the Union’s demands has been met and the government has notified the paid 20 days of vacation to them. They have been provided with an option to avail of these 20 days’ vacations either before or after conducting the On Job Training.

However, during the remaining vacation period, the Vocational Trainers are required to either perform the On Job Training or remain present in the schools to carry out the other necessary assignments. Whereas, the other entitlement of leaves due to the Vocational Trainers will remain unaffected.

The Chief Minister said that other demands of the Union were being considered sympathetically by the Government and appropriate action would be taken in the times to come keeping in view their interests. He said that the State Government, in its six months tenure, has taken various steps to ensure the welfare of the government employees. He said that the State Government has reinstated the Old Pension Scheme to the employees and has also released a three percent Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2022.

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