Non-payment of gratuity and arrears by HEC

Outstanding liabilities on account of gratuity payable to retired employees are Rs 50.28 crore

GN Bureau | March 15, 2017


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The department of heavy industry has been receiving complaints of non-payment of gratuity and pay revision arrears by the Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), Ranchi to its retired employees. These complaints have been forwarded to the company for appropriate action and redressal of grievances, minister of state Babul Supriyo informed the Lok Sabha.
 
As reported by HEC, 20 complaints have been received by them through the department during the last two years.
 
Outstanding liabilities on account of gratuity payable to retired employees are Rs 50.28 crore. The same hasn’t been paid due to acute financial crisis faced by the company. 
 
However, in case of daughter’s marriage, medical treatment of self and spouse, children’s higher education and remittance of bank’s outstanding loans, part payment of gratuity to ex-employees is being done, as per availability of funds.
 
Regarding the payment of arrears on account of wage revision 1992 & 2007, a total of Rs 3.71 crore and Rs 24.70 crore (approximately) respectively are outstanding.
 

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