MEMORANDUM OF SETTLEMENT

26th June, 2012

NAMES OF PARTIES    

The Tea Industry of Assam Valley represented by the five Employers’ Association, namely:

 

1.  Indian Tea Association

2.  Tea Association of India

3.  Bharatiya Chah Parishad

4.  Assam Tea Planters’ Association

5.  North Eastern Tea Association

     AND

                  The Employees represented by the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha.

 

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EMPLOYERS :

 

1. Shri  Chandan Bora

2. Shri  M. Dasgupta

3. Shri  Arijit  Raha 

4. Shri D. Kakoti                          Indian Tea Association

5. Shri  S. Ghosh 

6. Shri Roop Gogoi

 

7. Shri  Sudhir Prakash

8. Shri H. P. Dutta

9. Shri  Kalyan Basu

10. Shri  J. N. Baruah                   Tea Association of India

11.Shri  Ranjan Paul

 

12. Shri Muktikam Barkakoty          Bharatiya Chah Parishad

 

 

13. M. Khemka

14. Shri A.R.Kasera                    Assam Tea Planters Association

15. Shri D. Bora            

14. Shri A.Bhuyan

 

15. Shri Bidyananda                   North Eastern Tea association

 

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE   EMPLOYEES:

 

1.  Shri B. N. Tanti. (MLA) President, ACMS.

2.  Shri D. Tanti. Ex-MLA (General Secretary, ACMS.)

3.  Shri  Nogen Tanti

4.  Shri Lakheswar Tanti

5.  Shri G.Lohar                                                             

6.  Shri U. N. Sahu

7.  Shri Prokash Nag                                                      

8.  Shri Raju Shah. MLA

9.  Shri Rupesh Gowala                                                      

10. Shri Harinanda Garh

11. Shri Pankaj Das                                                          

12. Shri N. C. Keot

13. Shri N. Mahar

14. Shri R. P. Singh                                                        

15. Shri Boga Kumar Nag

16. Shri B.Tanti

17. Shri A. Tirky (MLA)

18. Shri P. C. Kumbhakar                                                  

19. Shri N. Patra

20. Shri S. Tanti

21. Shri T. Karmakar

22. Shri N. Kurmi

23. Shri S. S. Garh

24. Shri B.B. Tanti

25. Shri C. K. Prajai

26. Shri T. Keot

27. Shri B. Tangle                                   

28. Shri N. Tasa

29. Shri B. Bumij

 

 

SHORT RECITAL:

 

      The Memorandum of Settlement dated 10th April, 2009 having expired on 31st  March, 2009, bilateral discussions were held between the Employers’ Associations and the Employees’ Union for revision of pay scales for Subordinate Staff and Other Monthly Rated  Employees as raised by the Union on various date.

 

   Following several rounds of discussion, finally on 18th June, 2009 at B.C.P. Hall, Dibrugarh a settlement was arrived at on the Following terms:

 

TERMS OF SETTLEMENT:

 

1(a).  With effect from 1st April, 2012 the new pay scales will be as follows for the workers of Assam Valley:

 

FOR ESTATES OF 250 ACRES AND ABOVE:

 

                                                 New Pay scales                                                          Old Pay Scales

Grade             I           : Rs. 2470 – 26 – 2730 – 34 – 3070                                  Rs. 1790 – 22 – 2010 – 29 – 2300                                 

Grade             II          : Rs. 2370 – 25 – 2620 – 30 – 2920                                  Rs. 1378 – 17 – 1548 – 20 – 1748

Grade             III         : Rs. 2260 – 23 – 2490 – 28 – 2770                                  Rs. 1313 – 17 – 1483 – 20 – 1683

 

 FOR ESTATES OF BELOW 250 ACRES:

 

Grade              II        : Rs. 2370 – 25 – 2620 – 30 – 2920                                   Rs. 1721 – 21 – 1931 – 25 – 2181  

Grade              III       : Rs. 2260 – 23 – 2490 – 28 – 2770                                   Rs. 1640 – 20 – 1840 – 24 – 2080

 

1(b).  On the Basic Pay as per scales mentioned in Clause 1(a), Dearness Allowance of 40% will be paid.

 

1( c) The Basic pay and Dearness Allowance as per Clause 1(a) and 1(b) of the Memorandum of Settlement will together correspond to the average All India  Consumer Price Index Number for year 2011 being 5313(1949=100).  

  

1(d) All employees covered by this agreement shall be fitted in the new scale at the corresponding stage (on a point to point basis) as on 1st April, 2012 and will be given the next increment on 1st April, 2013.

 

1 (e). To neutralize any rise in the average All India C. P. I. Number there will be a provision for payment of V. D. A. During the periods beginning 1st April, 2013 and 1st April 2014. For the above  periods the V. D. A. will be paid at the rate of 0.3% of basic pay per point rise In the average increase in the 2012 – 2013 subject to the maximum of 20 points.

 

1 (f). Those employees who have already reached the top of their respective scales prior to singing of singing of this Agreement shall receive one increment on 01/ 04 /2012 under this Agreement.

 

1(g) This agreement will be given effect to in the pay of July 2012 and the arrears arising out of this Agreement for the period 1st April, 2012 to 30th June, 2012 will be paid by 15th August, 2012.

 

2. The Agreement will remain valid up to 30th June,2015.

 

3. The garden financial distress shall refer the matter to concerned Branch Secretary of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha and the Secretary of their respective Employers’ Associations who will decide by discussion among themselves about the mode and date of payment of arrears

 

4. During the pendency of this agreement the employees and Union will not raise any industrial dispute in respect of the issues covered by this agreement.   

 

5. This agreement will be deemed to be a 'Settlement' as defined in Section 2(p) of the Industrial Disputes Act and will be binding on the parties as provided for in Section 18 of the said Act.

 

Dated, Dibrugarh the 26th June, 2012                                                                

 

                 Representative of Employers’ Association                                               Representative of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha

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