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Chief Minister Stalin has ordered a fund allocation of Rs.29.38 crore to provide gratuity benefits to the retired workers and employees of Tamil Nadu Tea Estate Corporation since 1.10.2017.
A press release issued by the Tamil Nadu government in this regard. A consultation meeting was held under the leadership of Chief Minister M. K. Stalin today (Monday) at the Chief Secretariat regarding the provision of gratuity benefits and other benefits to the retired workers and employees of the Tamil Nadu Tea Estate Corporation (TANDEE) since 1.10.2017.
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On 23.05.2022 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin, during his visit to the Nilgiris district, kindly listened to the various demands of the workers and employees of the Tamil Nadu Tea Estate Corporation located in Coonoor. He also directed the officers to take various measures to make the Dandee Corporation run profitably and efficiently.
In 1968, the Government of Tamil Nadu through the Forest Department established the ‘Government Tea Scheme’ in the Nilgiris district for the returnees from Sri Lanka. Since 1976, 2445 families (4082 workers) who have returned home from Sri Lanka have been provided with permanent employment, accommodation and other facilities. In this way, two persons in each resettled family are given permanent work and their successors are given temporary work during the seasons of high leaf yield. Currently 3600 permanent workers and 220 temporary workers are working in Dandee.
In a consultative meeting held today, it was decided to allocate funds for payment of outstanding retirement benefits to retired workers and employees of Dandee Corporation.
Accordingly, Chief Minister Stalin has released 29.38 crore rupees required to pay gratuity, terminal leave pay and other benefits such as leave pay, medical pay to the retired workers and employees of Tamil Nadu Tea Estate Corporation from 1.10.2017.
By disbursing this amount, 1066 retired workers and 101 retired employees will be benefited. Also, 3820 permanent workers and 212 employees who are currently working will benefit. Government will take steps to provide Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board flats on priority basis to employees who are willing to contribute after retirement. In this meeting Forest Minister K. Iramachandran, Member of Parliament A. Raza, Chief Secretary Dr. V. Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department N. Muruganandam and others were present.