Tuli paper mill workers, pensioners’ dues
Kohima, Sep. 22 (EMN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, stated that salaries and pensions of workers of Nagaland Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd., Tuli, were being paid by the corporation till July, 2017, and September 2015 respectively.
Rio was responding to an unstarred question raised by legislator Amenba Yaden on steps taken to address the grievances of the Workers’ Union and Pensioners’ Union of the NPPC Ltd., and in regard to non-payment of their salaries and non-receipt of retirement dues.
“The affairs of the Nagaland Pulp & Paper Co, Ltd. was under the control of the corporation and the state government had very little role to play. It was only after the announcement of liquidation proceedings of the parent body of Nagaland Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd. i.e. Hindustan Paper Corporation Ltd., the issue of unpaid salaries and pension benefits of the workers of the Nagaland Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd. was brought to the attention of the state government,” Rio stated.
Replying to further queries, the chief minister informed that a legal firm was engaged to suggest steps for resolving the issue where they have given their recommendations.
On August 11, 2022, Rio said the officers of the department met with representatives of civil societies and joint action committee (Workers’ Union and Pensioners’ Union) where the problem was discussed and a time-frame of three months to address the issue was agreed upon by all the parties after which the committee agreed to postpone their plan for agitation.