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It is reported in the Economic Times dated 26 February that the Planning Commission is in discussion with companies to frame guidelines for regularisation of contract workers. It is stated that this move is being initiated due to the reduction in the number of regular workers and increase of the contract workers who are engaged to do the work of regular employees.
The Trade Unions in the country have been continuously demanding for the regularisation of the large number of contract workers. In BSNL, there are about 3350 casual and about one lakh contract workers. BSNL Casual and Contract Workers Federation is on agitation for the regularisation of these workers.

As the first phase of the action, massive demonstrations will be organised today, 26 February, in all SSAs as per the call of the federation.