AP government launches APCOS for contract workers

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The YSR Congress government in Andhra Pradesh has launched a new service for recruiting staff for the outsourced services of the government in a transparent and corruption-free manner.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the service called Andhra Pradesh Corporation for Outsourced Services (APCOS) through video conference from his camp office in Tadepalli on Friday, July 3, said a Sakshi.com report.

Speaking to outsourcing employees through video conference on the occasion, Reddy said that the people recruited as outsourcing staff will get the benefit of provident fund and ESI. The salary of the staff will be credit to their bank account by the first of every month.

The chief minister said that he had decided to launch the service after he came across several corrupt practices in the recruitment. “During my Padayatra across the state, many contract employees came to me and shared their grief, including cut in their salaries,” he said.

He said that most of the people told him they needed to pay money to get jobs during the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) regime. “If there is a requirement for 20 people in the contract based jobs they gave jobs only to 15 people. The rest of the salaries were taken by the contractors,” he added.

The CM said that 50 per cent reservation will be provided under APCOs for women. The employees will be provided full security to the jobs of contract employees.

The APCOS will have a chairman drawn from the General Administration Department (GAD) or Special General Secretary or else a Government general secretary.

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