The Union Minister of Coal & Railways, Piyush Goyal, has announced a higher one time advance for Coal India employees before Diwali. The advance payable to each employee would now be Rs 51,000 instead of Rs 40000.
Goyal enthused the coal workers by stating that it was heartening to note that the growth in coal dispatch to power sector moved into high orbit with 21% in September 2017 and around 22% till 12th October. He extended happy and prosperous Diwali greetings to all the employees.
It may be recalled the year-long wage negotiations were concluded between CIL Management and Trade Union representatives much to the satisfaction of the employees and management who received a 20% increase in wages.