Tuesday 1 May 2012

Revision of Wages of Coal Workers

25-April-2012,Coal India Limited has recently revised the wages and salaries of coal workers with effect from 1.7.2011. In addition to the normal gratuity, coal workers are eligible to get Rs.1,12,800/- under Life Cover Scheme from the coal companies . In case of death or permanent disablement, resulting on account of accident arising out of and in course of employment, an ex-gratia amount of Rs.84, 600/- is paid, in addition to compensation payable under Workmen’s Compensation Act by the concerned company. Besides, a sum of Rs.5,00,000/- is paid to the next of kin of any employee dying on account of fatal mine accident by the employing company. 

This was informed by Shri Pratik Prakashbapu Patil , Minister of state in the Ministry of Coal while replying a written question in Lok Sabha today.

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