Lucknow, July 8 -- The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to formulate a comprehensive policy for hiring staff through outsource route and protecting their interest with the implementation of the labour laws.

Besides public sector organisations, almost all the government departments have hired staff by outsourcing them through HR firms.

The move to frame a policy for outsourcing employees has been prompted by the protest by contractual employees of UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) who are trying to form a labour union. The employees, called 'Samvida karmachari', earlier this month staged a demonstration demanding regularisation of their services and end to exploitation by the contractors.

UPPCL has over 50,000 contractual employees...