Forward of the Meeting elections in Assam, the BJP-led state authorities on Saturday elevated the every day wages of scores of tea backyard staff from Rs 167 to Rs 217 per day, officers stated.
The officers stated that the Cupboard assembly chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has determined to extend the every day wages of tea backyard staff from Rs 167 to Rs 217 per day.
The assembly additionally determined that to suggest equal wage for small tea staff, a one-man committee below Principal Secretary J.B. Ekka can be fashioned.
Improve in every day wages of tea staff is an election difficulty in Assam with opposition events, together with the Congress, criticising the BJP-led authorities for intentionally delaying wage revision for the final a number of years.
The primary opposition Congress claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to revise the every day wages of tea staff in Assam to Rs 350 previous to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Whereas the tea backyard staff in southern Assam are getting every day wages of Rs 145 per day, the employees within the remaining areas of the state are getting Rs 167 per day.
On February 6, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had distributed Rs three,000 every to 7,46,667 tea backyard staff in Assam below the ‘Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela’ scheme. Within the third tranche of the scheme, a complete quantity of Rs 224 crore was disbursed with Rs three,000 getting transferred on to 7,46,667 financial institution accounts of tea backyard staff throughout the state.
The scheme was began by the Assam authorities in 2017-18 and that yr Rs 2,500 every was supplied to six,33,411 tea backyard staff, whereas an identical quantity was deposited in 7,15,979 financial institution accounts the following yr.
Assam has over 10 lakh tea backyard staff within the organised sector working in 850 tea estates. The state roughly produces 55 per cent of India’s whole tea manufacturing of 1389.70 million kg. Tea tribe communities decide the votes in 30 to 35 of the 126 Meeting seats within the state.
Saturday’s cupboard assembly additionally determined to allot 10 bighas of land to the World Renewal Religious Belief in Kamrup, moreover approving the acquisition of eight,000 wheelchairs for the following Meeting elections, that are prone to be held in April-Could this yr.