Singareni board meeting ratifies enhancement of retirement age from 60 to 61 for employees and miners

K M Dayashankar


Daughters and widows of miners are also eligible for dependent employment scheme

10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections in recruitment

Rs 60 crore for CSR activities during this financial year


PEDDAPALLI: The Board of Directors of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has ratified the decision taken by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to enhance the retirement age of workers and employees of the company from 60 to 61 years.

At the 557th board of directors meeting organised at the Singareni bhavan in Hyderabad on Monday, the directors have also decided to provide compassionate appointments to the married daughters and widows of the coal miners. They had also decided to provide 10 per cent reservations to the economically weaker sections in the recruitment and allocation of Rs 60 crore for the Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities during this financial year.

The board of directors meeting was chaired by its chairman N Sridhar. The meeting had unanimously passed the CM’s decision to increase the retirement age from March 31 onwards. Accordingly, the employees and workers who have retired between March 30 to June 30 numbering around 39 employees and 689 workers would be reinstated as per the board of directors’ decision.

The increase of retirement age of the workers and employees would benefit 43,899 staff of the Singareni. The meeting had also decided to apply the dependent employment scheme to the daughters and widows of the miners on par with their sons. Earlier, this scheme was applicable only to the sons of the miners.

It had decided to provide 85 square yards of house sites to 201 persons, who were displaced to national highway at Naspur in the Srirampur area. The board had also sanctioned the funds for the laying of two new roads at RG-5 open cast project area in Godavarikhani. It had also decided to make necessary purchases of machinery. State finance secretary Ramakrishna Rao, Energy secrtary Sandeep Kumar Sultania, central coal department director PSL Swamy, Deputy secretary Ajitesh Kumar, Western coal fields chairman Manoj Kumar, Singareni directors S Chandrashekhar, N Balaram, D Satyanarayana Rao, company secretary Sunitha Devi and others were also present.

Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TGBKS) founder president Kengerla Mallaiah thanked the Chief Minister for increasing the retirement age of workers and employees and also for other sops such as dependent employment scheme for the daughters of the miners and 10 per cent quota for the economically poorer sections in the recruitment process.


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