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Coal India forms committee to revise pay of 3 lakh employees

As the central govt has effected a 42% rise in minimum wages of non-agricultural workers from Rs 246 to Rs 350

Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar 

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Coal India Ltd (CIL) has constituted the 10th joint bipartite committee for the coal industry (JBCCI) to revise pay of over three lakh non-executive employees across its subsidiaries.

A decision to this effect was taken at the 15th meeting of the standardization committee of JBCCI-IX held in CIL headquarter in Kolkata last Wednesday. Representatives from five Central Trade Unions — Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) (04), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangha (BMS) (04), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS) (04), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) (03) and Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) (03) and equal number of management representatives will participate in the JBCCI-X to determine the pay revision for workers in CIL.

The first meeting of JBCCI-X is expected later this month to determine the wage structure of (National Coal Wage Agreement) NCWA-X, which will be effective from July 1, 2016.

Over 20,000 non-executives (workers) of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) will be among more three lakh beneficiaries at CIL subsidiaries of — Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL), Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL), Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL), South-Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd (CMPDI).

It may be noted that the central government has effected a 42% rise in minimum wages of non-agricultural workers in the 'C' area category from Rs 246 to Rs 350. For the first time, there has been simultaneous increase in the minimum wages of all sectors in the central sphere.

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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 17:30 IST