Diwali bonanza for coal employees

Diwali bonanza for coal employees

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NEW DELHI: Coal minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced reward for over three lakh non-executive employees of Coal India Ltd for consistently maintaining high rate of growth in production.

Goyal raised the proposed one-time advance by nearly 25% from Rs 40,000 to Rs 51,000. The payout will be made by October 17. The one-time advance would be paid to employees currently on the rolls of CIL.

This payout is in addition to the 20% salary hike the employees were given last week after a year-long wage negotiations with year-long wage negotiations with trade unions.

Approving the #hike in the advance, Goyal praised the CIL workforce for achieving 10.1% growth in production in September and 13% so far in October.
Goyal also praised the efforts of employees in raising coal dispatch to power stations by 21% in September and around 22% till October 12.