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Deprived jute mill employees in Tripura to halt work after non-payment of wages
By Our Correspondent, 19/05/2017, Agartala

The jute mill employees in Tripura to go for indefinite strike from their regular work in an aim to show protest against the non-payment of pending wages. According to the deprived employees, despite the apex court ordered the government for clearing the due wages, the left front government is showing no importance to this. However, the employees have decided to go for work halt from Saturday.

The employees also indicated to move to the court and file a case against Tripura Govt for offending the Court's verdict, if it delays any more to pay their salaries.The Supreme Court previous year in the month of October has directed the Tripura government to pay all dues to officers and employees of Tripura Jute Mill, on a par with other employees, with effect from April 1, 1996, with six per cent interest.

Officers and employees of Tripura Jute Mill had been deprived of the higher pay scale and allowances and were kept out of its purview. The employees of the jute mill had moved the Agartala bench of Gauhati High Court against the deprivation in 1997 and the then Justice N.G. Das had ordered the state government to give pay scale and allowances to officers and employees of the jute mill on a par with the state government.