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Coal India announces Rs 15 lakh for the family of the employee who died from Covid-19


Coal India to pay Rs 15 lakh ex-gratia to next of kin of staff who die due to Covid-19

new Delhi. Public sector Coal India Ltd has said that it will provide a grant of Rs 15 lakh to the family of its employees who died of Corona virus infection. It will also include employees working at the contract. The board of directors of the company gave its approval to the proposal in a meeting held earlier this month. The company has about 4 lakh employees, including permanent and contract workers.

CIL has stated in its official order that, Coal India Ltd. The Board of CIL will pay an ex-gratia amount of Rs.15 lakhs to all employees, including the contract of CIL and its subsidiaries, on death due to corona virus. This decision will be effective from March 24, 2020.

Earlier, Coal Minister Prahlada Joshi had said that the death of an employee who lost his life due to Corona virus of Coal India would be seen as an accident at the workplace and his family would be given benefits accordingly.

The order of CIL states that to get this benefit, it will be mandatory to submit the death certificate from the authority of the state government. The company has said that this ex-gratia amount will not be given to the employees who have been absent from the workplace illegally for a long time. Coal India's share in domestic coal production is more than 80 percent.

This post was published on August 28, 2020 11:14 am

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