Ranchi, Sept. 29: It’s a good time to be a worker in the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) — as it is raining perks at the firm.
Take their Puja gift for instance — the CCL management has announced a steady benefit for its workers and dependants.
The company is in its pink of financial health, despite a wage revision, with its net profit (before tax cut) being pegged at Rs 760 crore. It paid some Rs 197 crore as dividend to parent company Coal India Limited (CIL).
As a part of their other social plans, the CCL is planning to form a committee, comprising trade union representatives, to rationalise a procedure to appoint workers on compassionate grounds, especially those suffering from defective colour vision.
CCL has agreed to grant a 3 per cent reservation to the physically challenged while granting appointments to land-losers and to those to be appointed on compassionate ground.
The management has also decided to make the process for reimbursement easier. For their one free gas cylinder, the workers will now have to fill up a form as before. But, they won’t have to show a receipt showing the purchase.
Retired employees will be presented a farewell memento along with gifts worth Rs 2,000.
Talking to The Telegraph regarding their new staff-friendly initiatives, the director (personnel), T.K. Chand, said that the company’s joint consultative committee, the a forum comprising trade union and management staff, has appointed 1,700 people so far on compassionate ground. That includes 250 women.
Furthermore, 180 persons have been reinstated and 36 posts of mining sirdars and 33 posts of over men have been filled up.
Also, in the past two years, 620 workers have been trained as dumper operators and most of them have joined work in the firm. Another 250 compassionate appointees and land-losers are working as security personnel in the firm.