Assam Govt To Resolve Salary Issue Of Paper Mill Employees: CM Sarma

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday informed that the state government will resolve pending salaries issue of the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL) employees.

The decision was taken during a meeting at CM office in Guwahati which lasted for over four hours.

“Finally reached agreement with the workers and employees of Hindustan Paper Corporation to resolve long pending issues of their salaries and dues. Discussion lasted over 4 hours in my office and concluded at 2AM,” CM Sarma tweeted on the development.

Meanwhile, Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) conveyed heartfelt Gratitudes to the chief minister for extending a Relief package of around Rs 570crs to the workers & employees to save their lives.

Welcoming the efforts of the CM & considering the pitiful plight & precarious conditions leading compelling circumstances the JACRU entered into an agreement today which bears the major Highlight as follows.

1. The Assets of HPC will remain with Govt of Assam.

2. A Relief Package of around Rs 570 Crs shall be disbursed within Two months on approval of Proposal by NCLT  submitted by Govt of Assam.

3. Permanent Employments for 100 workers & employees in State Government entities be given through special Recruitment Drive, over & above All the Doctors, AMN & other paramedical staff will be given employment.

4. The Relief package so offered shall not prejudice the Claims of Workers in legal cases pending at various courts.

For the last few years, Cachar and Nagaon paper mills have been non-functional.

It is to mention that 93 employees of the two paper mills have died in the last 58 months.

The BJP had promised to revive the paper mills after the party came to power in 2016 but nothing was done as of yet.

The employees of the two paper mills are yet to receive salaries for at least 55 months.

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