Assam decides to hike tea employees’ daily wage by ₹38
Decision taken at a gathering between CM and Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha and different tea our bodies
The Assam authorities on Friday determined to hike the daily wage of tea plantation employees by ₹38.
The choice was taken at a gathering on wage fixation between Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and representatives of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) and different tea our bodies.
The wage of tea employees, who’re a deciding consider 45 of Assam’s 126 Assembly constituencies, was a serious election situation. The tea employees had largely backed the Bharatiya Janata Party regardless of a “guarantee” by the Congress to hike their wages to ₹365 a day.
Officials stated the hike, after implementation with retrospective impact from February 23, will take the daily wage of a tea employee within the Brahmaputra Valley from the present ₹167 to ₹205. For the Barak Valley, the hike shall be from ₹145 to ₹183.
On February 23, the previous Sarbananda Sonowal authorities had hiked the daily wage by ₹50 however the choice couldn’t be applied due to a Gauhati High Court order.
“True to the government’s commitment and for the welfare of the tea garden workers, the remaining ₹12 would be added after initiating consultation with the stakeholders,” Dr. Sarma stated, exuding confidence that a suitable resolution can be discovered quickly.
Minister for Industries and Commerce Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister for Tea Tribe Welfare Sanjay Kisan, MP Pallab Lochan Das, MLA Rupesh Gowala and ACMS president Paban Singh Ghatowar attended the assembly.