SCCL management responds positively to union’s demands

Sridhar assured employees who had constructed their own houses in company areas that he would write to district collectors concerned for issue of pattas.

By Author  |  Published: 15th May 2018  8:07 pmUpdated: 15th May 2018  8:14 pm
Singareni Collieries
Singareni Collieries Company Limited. Source: Internet

Hyderabad: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has agreed to implement most of the demands put forth by the recognised union – Telangana Boggu Gani Karmika Sangham, and appointed a committee to study the cadre scheme implemented in Coal India for replication in SCCL.

SCCL Chairman and Managing Director N Sridhar on Tuesday said the committee will submit its report within two month to facilitate implementation of the new cadres scheme without any delay.

The demands were put forth at the 36th Chairman-level Structured meeting held at the company headquarters on Tuesday. Sridhar directed the departments concerned in the company to initiate the process for their implementation, and held detailed discussion on promotion increments to be implemented under the cadre scheme.

He directed the company officials to speed up the process for provision of air-conditioners in the coal miners and employees housing quarters. As many as 2,336 housing quarters of coal miners were provided with necessary facilities to install air-conditioners. All the housing quarters would have air-conditioners soon, he added.

Sridhar assured employees who had constructed their own houses in company areas that he would write to district collectors concerned for issue of pattas. He made it clear that the SCCL cannot make any allotment of house sites for coal workers on land that the government had allotted to the company on lease.

He also assured the recognised union that a decision will be taken soon on the issue of redesignating 677 coal fillers. Though the coal filing activity was stopped once and for all in the company, some workers continue to be in service with coal filler designation. The recognised union wanted the company to re-designate them as general mazdoors.

The issue would be studied and a decision will be taken within a week. He also made it clear that the company cannot be lenient towards employees and workers who were removed from service for absenteeism. Since the recognised union wanted a review of the issue, it would be examined to facilitate a last chance as a one time gesture.