• Over 850 workers to be benefitted
  • Widows of the mill workers to get pension

Indore: The Central Provident Fund department has brought good news for over 850 workers of the closed Hukumchand Mills.  The Regional PF Commissioner has ordered to clear all the dues, amounting over Rs 2 crore, to the employees. The order will also benefit the widows of the workers in the form of pension.

Regional PF Commissioner Ajay B Mehra told Free Press that he has resolved all the issues and grievances of the hapless employees of the closed textile mill related to the provident fund. Mehra has asked the officials concerned to dispose of the cases within a week.

Mehra also instructed his officers to release the FD amount to 820 workers.  The PF dues of the mill workers were put in fixed deposit after the closure of the mill in 1997 as the final settlements were not made. The commissioner further said that all pension related cases will be settled soon and pension to the widows of the mill employees will also be granted.

Expressing happiness over the commissioner’s order, Hukumchand Mills employees’ committee president Naresh Shrivansh said that a delegation of the committee met Mehra on May 27. During the meeting the delegation raised the problems faced by the employees and their widows due to non-payment of PF dues and pensions. “We had a detailed discussion with Mehra,” Shrivansh said. The employees will start submitting the PF forms from June 15, he added.

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