MeECL employees' body urges govt to release terminal benefits
The Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) has asked the state government to release monthly terminal benefits (corpus fund) amounting to at least Rs 20 crore to the MeECL pensioners, on December 13.
CCORMAU president, PK Shullet in a letter to chief minister, Conrad Sangma, stated, "It is requested that the state government may arrange for budgetary provision from FY 2022-23 onwards and may release the minimum amount of at least Rs 20 crores per month, commencing from April-2022."
Referring to a meeting held on February 12, 2020, Shullet reminded the state government of the proposed budgetary support for the corpus fund, informing that the total amount of corpus fund as of date would range between Rs 1800 to Rs 2000 crores.
"This has a negative impact upon the corporation which was and still is under severe financial stress," said Shullet, informing him of the burden of servicing the cost of various payments to pensioners.
Urging the chief minister to consider the lives of pensioners and the future of employees, Shullet said, "This has subjected the pensioners of MeECL to undue hardship and stress."
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