President Kovind intervenes to re-open paper mills

SILCHAR: Responding to a contemporary memorandum submitted by joint motion committee of known unions of Cachar Paper Mill and Nagaon Paper Mill owned by state-run Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, the Presidential secretariat in a letter has asked the secretary to the dept of public undertaking to do so right away to verify the re-opening of those mills and transparent the dues of the employees.

The memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind had mentioned that the Cachar Paper Mill has remained closed since Oct 2015 and the Nagaon Paper Mill since March 2017, leaving a minimum of 2 lakh staff jobless and the rural economy of the state severely affected.


The staff and workers were deprived in their salaries and statutory dues, the memorandum stated, including that the Prime Minister had given his dedication to re-open these mills however the topic has remained unresolved on account of lack of decision-making on the a part of the Union govt.


"The unions hope that since the government is duty-bound to honour the directive of Rastrapati Bhawan, it will act promptly to save the industries and the affected peoples who are on the brink of starvation due to non-payment of dues. They have also been compelled to seek permission from the President to commit suicide if the crisis is not resolve immediately," stated Manobendra Chakraborty, president of the INTUC-affiliated Cachar Paper Mill staff union on Saturday.


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