Coal India constitutes panel to revise salary of over 3 lakh workers

Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) Ahead of the Bharat bandh called by various trade unions, Coal India Limited (CIL) has constituted the 10th Joint Bipartite Committee for the Coal Industry (JBCCI) for pay revision of over three lakh non-executive employees working in its eight subsidiaries.

The decision in this regard was taken at the 15th meeting of the Standardisation Committee of JBCCI-IX held at Coal India headquarters in Kolkata on Wednesday, said a statement on Thursday.

It was decided that 18 nominated representatives from five central trade unions — INTUC (4), BMS (4), HMS (4), AITUC (3) and CITU (3) — and equal number of management representatives will participate in the JBCCI-X to determine the pay revision for workers in Coal India, said the statement.

Guided by the Central Government to ensure a fast decision-making process for the benefit of workers, the first meeting of JBCCI-X is expected to be held in September only 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 Limited (MCL) will be among the beneficiaries at sister subsidiaries of Coal India.

Besides, the workers at the Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), South-Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Ltd (CMPDI) would be benefited.

–IANS

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