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Singareni Collieries Company Limited to give 70 per cent of arrears to workers on June 13

Singareni Collieries Company Limited to give 70 per cent of arrears to workers on June 13
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Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) workers were elated after the management announced that pending arrears will be paid on June 14. The SCCL...

Kothagudem: Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) workers were elated after the management announced that pending arrears will be paid on June 14. The SCCL released a note here at the corporate officer on Tuesday, stating that 70 per cent of the pending arrears will be paid on or before Ramzan festival, i.e., June 14.

As per the agreement of Coal India, tenth wage board was implemented on July 1, 2016. The Company paid arrears of seven months in October 2017 and that of the remaining months was pending. The Coal India had announced that arrears will be paid in June, but the workers are waiting for the SCCL to announce the same. Finally the SCCL responded and released a circular on Tuesday.

The company assured that 70 per cent of the balance arrears will be credited into the workers’ accounts directly on June 14. After deducting coal mine provident fund (CMPF), income-tax etc, the remaining amount will be credited into their accounts, the statement explained.

Worker dies

A worker, working at Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS) in Palvoncha, accidentally fell from a tower on Tuesday and died on the spot. According to sources, a worker, Rampal from Madhya Pradesh, was working for a construction company at KTPS plant extension works. He fell from the tower while painting it and received serious injuries. The police rushed to the spot and registered a case. Investigation is on.

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