Fraud in outsourcing of government jobs: MK Stalin

DMK working president and Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin on Monday hit out at the ruling party for corrupt dealings in outsourcings at the government departments across the state.
DMK working president and leader of opposition MK Stalin
DMK working president and leader of opposition MK Stalin


In a statement, he said, “At a time when lakhs of youth have been waiting for jobs after completing their studies and around 85 lakh educated youth have registered in the employment offices, a lot of government work has been outsourced to private agencies.”
Stating that around three lakh jobs were still lying vacant in the government departments across the state, Stalin accused the government of floundering as to how to tackle the situation. “Main departments like welfare, health, public works, water supply and drainage, electricity and local administration works have largely been outsourced to private agencies and such a system has affected the educated youth, who cannot get government jobs,” the DMK leader pointed out.
Charging that the government is not taking care of the educated youth, he noted, “The government assures that an outsourced employee will get a pay between Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000, but those outsourcing companies give them Rs seven or eight thousand only. Remaining amount goes to those private companies and brokers.”
Such private companies in the beginning assert that employees will get benefits and deduct amount for the same from the employees’ salaries. However, they are cheated, as the companies loot the deducted amount. “Even though such occurrences have become common, Ministers or government officials turn a blind eye. This is a clear indication that there is a corrupt deal between outsourcing companies and the ruling party politicians and government officials,” Stalin blamed. The DMK leader also pointed his finger at highways department stating that “there is a large-scale corruption in this department.” 
He urged the government to avoid recruiting employees through outsourcing companies and hire the same employees by conducting proper examinations abiding by the regulations.

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