Singareni Collieries revives ‘heir jobs’ system

Hyderabad: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has decided to revive the ‘heir jobs’ system. A meeting of the Board of Directors held on Friday under the chairmanship of SCCL Managing Director N Sridhar, took this key decision. Accordingly, employees who were aged between 48 and 59 years by October 11, 2016, are eligible to apply for jobs to their kin. It means the employee’s son, son-in-law or brother who is between 18 and 35 years of age can seek a job in the company.

In 1998, the then Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu kept the heir jobs system aside. Now, the TRS government has decided to revive the system. According to SCCL officials, the state government has revived the 1981 Act only after examining it and concluding that there won’t be any problem with the revival of the Act. 

Sridhar said the young employees’ number would increase with the revival of the 1981 Act of heir jobs. The SCCL Board endorsed the direction of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in this regard. 

Nizamabad MP K Kavitha has said the coal mine workers are soldiers of the state. Making it clear that the government will take the responsibility of the Singareni employees, Kavitha said more employees would get benefited from the government’s decision. 

 -NSS

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