The Maharashtra Labour Department plans to settle the arrears of 82 months of the employees of Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board.
The Maharashtra Labour Department plans to settle the arrears of 82 months of the employees of Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board. This decision was taken after the employees raised a demand for the settlement of arrears. Previously in August 2012, a resolution was passed on the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission. The state government had given its approval for it on the condition that the Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board employees would not be liable for arrears from January 2006 to October 2012.
The total arrears amount to approximately Rs. 25 crores. The employees have demanded the Board to pay off the arrears, according to an official. “The Board has been asked to clear it from Rs 19 crore funds available with them and the rest of the amount should be clear based on the availability of the funds. The arrears should be paid in phases to the employees,” said the official. According to him, the aforementioned decision was only taken after an approval was given by the finance department.
The Labour department sent a notification on Wednesday, July 19, regarding the same. The Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board is aware that the state government will not be under any liability or burden for providing financial assistance for the clearing of the arrears, said the official.