Agreement with the workers and employees of HPCL finalised to resolve pending issues of salaries and dues: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Published: September 29,2021 11:03 AM
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CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted,"Finally reached agreement with the workers and employees of Hindustan Paper Corporation to resolve long pending issues of their salaries and dues. "

September 29, 2021: In a recent development, the Assam government has finalized the agreement to ‘resolve’ pending salaries and dues issue of the workers and employees of the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL).



Confirming the same, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted,"Finally reached agreement with the workers and employees of Hindustan Paper Corporation to resolve long pending issues of their salaries and dues. Discussion lasted over 4 hours in my office and concluded at 2 AM."



The statement came after a 4 hour long meeting with the workers and employees of HPCL at his office.



The two paper mills located in Morigaon and Hailakandi districts of Assam have been non-functional since October 2015 and March 2017 respectively and workers have not received their salaries since then.





Earlier, on 6 September the employees of the two closed paper mills had agreed to leave their official quarters following payment of dues from a ₹570 crore relief fund announced by the Assam government on Monday to clear their pending salaries.



The proposed relief fund will clear their salaries of the last 28 months along with payment of pension and other funds. The protesting employees have assured that they will release the quarters they have been occupying since their working days after receiving their dues.