No clarity on Sriperumbudur Nokia plant revival

Neither state government nor former employees have a clue about how and when the plant will start

shivani

Shivani Chaturvedi | June 20, 2015 | Chennai


#narendra modi   #sriperumbudur Nokia plant   #nokia plant tamil nadu  

It has been more than three months the prime minister Narendra Modi indicated his government’s plan to restart Nokia plant at Sriperumbudur Tamil Nadu. However, there is no clarity among former employees of the company and the state government on how and when would it happen.

President of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Tamil Nadu unit and CITU national vice president, A Sounderrajan told Governance Now that nothing has been done till date to restart the plant. The employees who were thrown out of their jobs are still jobless. "We have no clarity on what is going to happen," he added.

Joint commissioner of labour, Tamil Nadu, S Kalaivani said, "We are still in dark. No information has come to us till now. It is the centre that needs to take up the issue then only we could do anything on it."

Last month Nokia India had withdrawn its plea to sell Chennai plant. The company told the Delhi high court that it wants to withdraw its request to lift the freeze on its shuttered Chennai plant and sell it after a potential buyer had backed out.

Nokia had shut down its big mobile manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur last year. The company had tax troubles and other legal issues. More than 30,000 people were affected by the shutdown of the Sriperumbudur facility, which has been one of the biggest in the world. With this, its dependent unit Foxconn announced the suspension of its operation in December last year, and then confirmed closure in February 10, affecting nearly 1700 employees.

Comments

 

Other News

Gujarat is key if India is to become $5 trillion economy

The Government of Gujarat had set up a task force committee in February 2022 under the chairmanship of Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, former union finance secretary, to work out a strategy for the state to contribute in making India a USD 5 trillion economy, as per the vision of the prime minister. In three months, th

Why is Lanka in flames: the making of a crisis

This time it was not Lord Hanuman, but the poor decision-making of the political leaders combined with several global economic factors that set Sri Lanka in flames. A state of emergency was declared in Sri Lanka. This month, after the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka resigned from his post, the

Growing Up as a Multilinguist

Being and Becoming Multilingual: Some Narratives Edited by Rajesh Sachdeva and Rama Kant Agnihotri

Mumbai civil body refutes allegations of scam in tenement scheme

The BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has rejected the Congress accusations of financial irregularities worth Rs 8,000 crore—9,000 croe in awarding contracts for getting project-affected people (PAP) tenements on private land.    BMC has said that it implements vital p

Sedition law: Can it have a place in democracy?

Does the concept of sedition have a place in modern democracies? This question became more relevant when the apex court recently put the country`s colonial-era sedition law on abeyance stating that there is a “requirement to balance… security interests and integrity of the State… and th

Not just another Manto anthology

The Collected Stories of Saadat Hasan Manto: Volume 1: Bombay and Poona Translated by Nasreen Rehman Aleph Book Company, 548 pages, Rs 999 There are writers, there are writers’ writers, and then there are readers’ writers. Saadat Hasan Mant

Visionary Talk: Arvind Sawant, Member of Parliament with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter