Finally, the Assam Government and JACRU along with All Unions & Associations of HPC reach an agreement for their unpaid salaries.
The decision was taken by a meeting with all HPC Unions with Assam CM Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma Tweeted after this meeting,” 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 2 AM. Back to home now. Will leave for north Assam tour at 8 AM.”
The Major Highlights of this meeting as follows.
- The Asstes of HPC will remain with Govt of Assam.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Relief package so offered shall not prejudice the Claims of Workers in legal cases pending at various courts.
The Paper Mill of Hailakandi employees have not received their salaries from last 57 months and employees of Nagaon Paper Mill have not received from the last 55 months.
Union leaders of two Paper Mills unions welcome the Assam Government decision.
According to union leader Manobendra Chakraborty, ” JACRU with Associated Unions/ Association believe that under the bold & dynamic leadership of Hon’ble CM Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma the relief package would be disbursed immediately as agreed & the workers would be allowed to stay at their respective Quarters without any disturbance till the disbursement of Relief is completed in full.”