Tata perk sop for growth shop crew

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT in Jamshedpur
  • Published 10.07.03
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Jamshedpur, July 10: Tata Steel and Tisco Mazdoor Union on Wednesday reached an agreement to revise the allowances of the employees of the steel major’s growth shop unit at Gamahria in Saraikela-Kharsawan district.

According to Sanjay Choudhry, head corporate communication of Tata Steel, vice president (HRM) of company, Niroop Mohanty and union president Rakeshwar Pandey signed the agreement. The revised allowances would be effective from July 1 this year.

The transport subsidy has increased from a minimum of Rs 90 to Rs 135 per month for employees. Reimbursement of local travelling expenses has increased from Rs 500 to Rs 630 per month. Similarly, car allowances for officials have been hiked from Rs 800 to Rs 975 per month.

There has been an increase in parade allowances, turnout allowances for security and fire brigade personnel. Allowances for good conduct and bonus for security have also been hiked increased.

The company has also revised the maintenance allowances for attendants in cases where patients are referred to other places for treatment.

In case of metropolitan cities, allowances for attendants have increased by Rs 100 from Rs 300 and in other cities, it has increased to Rs 300 from Rs 150.

Both the management and the union have decided to induct skilled persons based on the company’s requirement. “A scheme would be launched to absorb the employees’ wards after providing them with training. The wages for such recruits would be lower than the existing entry- level grade in the growth shop,” the senior company official said.

The company would charge Rs 20 every month as water and maintenance charges from employees, living in company quarters. These charges would be applicable from July 1 this year.

Farmers’ respite: Monsoon showers have brought hope to farmers. The weather office has predicted good monsoon after July 15. Sowing in upland Chaibasa, Saraikela and other eastern Jharkhand districts has been completed and a bumper crop is expected this year.

Forty-five quintals of paddy seeds have been given to each block.