THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala informed the Kerala Meeting on Tuesday that Chalachitra Academy chairman Kamal had written a letter to Tradition Minister A Okay Balan looking for regularisation of 4 contract workers within the establishment on the premise of their allegiance in direction of the ruling Left.
In response to Chennithala, Kamal stated within the letter that regularising the posts of Deputy Director – Pageant, Programme Supervisor – Supervisor, Deputy Director – Programmes and Programme Supervisor – Programmes could be helpful to the LDF authorities and the Academy.
Quoting Kamal’s letter, Chennithala stated the Chalachitra Academy chairman additionally wrote that regularising these 4 workers would assist in retaining the Leftist character of the establishment.
Chennithala cited Kamal’s letter after the Opposition’s demand for an adjournment movement to debate backdoor appointments and large-scale regularisation of contract workers was turned down within the Meeting.
In the meantime, Chief Minister Pinararyi Vijayan defended Balan by quoting the Minister’s response to Kamal’s letter. Pinarayi stated Balan had reminded Kamal that the elements talked about in his letter weren’t the yardstick for regularisation of contract workers. The Chief Minister stated the workers haven’t been regularised until date.