Mancherial: Coal miners from Mancherial and neighbouring Peddapalli and Kumram Bheem Asifabad districts have pinned many hopes on Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s maiden tour to Srirampur on Wednesday.
The miners community has been seeking exemption of income tax on annual income from many decades. Similarly, family members of workers who quit jobs due to health .issues or some other reasons are seeking revival of hereditary employment scheme. Dependents of employees of SCCL are hoping that CM would make an announcement about the scheme.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi supremo had promised to revive of the hereditary employment scheme if voted to power in elections of recognised trade union of SCCL in 2017. Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmeeka Sangham (TBGKS), an affiliate of pink party won the polls in October 2017.
Following which CM had directed management of SCCL to implement the policy which was cancelled in 2002. But, apex court objected the move of coal major after being approached by some persons.
The miners hope that the Chief Minister would declare sops for employees of the coal giant in his maiden tour to the coal belt town. Rao had already announced a slew of sops for coal miners for voting TBGKS to power.