While the GJM team will be headed by its spokesman Roshan Giri, the state government side will be led by Chief Secretary Asok Mohan Chakrabarti.
“These 6,000-odd people are casual workers and have been receiving a meager amount of money as wages. The responsibility for making them permanent lies with the state government,” said Amar Lama, a member of GJM’s Central Committee. For the last few days, a few casual workers of Gorkha Bhavan at Salt Lake - the DGHC’s Kolkata office - have been sitting in dharna with this demand.
“The issue of the regularisation will be considered favourably,” state Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen, who will also be present at the meeting on Tuesday. The Home department, meanwhile, has issued orders to the DGHC to start filling up all its vacancies.
Asked about the upcoming meet, Giri said: “The issue of Gorkhaland will not figure at Tuesday’s meeting. That will be discussed at the tripartite meeting to be held at Darjeeling on December 21.”
Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leader and former DGHC chairman Subhas Ghisinh too has expressed his concern about these temporary employees.
The GNLF had even planned to move court on this issue, it is learnt.