MEMORANDUM OF SETTLEMENT

18th June, 2009

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  R.K.Gogoi

2. Shri  M. Dasgupta

3. Shri  Arijit  Raha                      Indian Tea Association

4. Shri  S. Ghosh 

 

5. Shri  Sudhir Prakash

6. Shri  N.K.Dharma

7. Shri  Kalyan Basu

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

9. Shri  Sunil Behl

10.Shri  Ranjan Paul

 

11. Shri   Narendra Tibrewal           Bharatiya Chah Parishad

12. Shri   Rishiraj Borooah

 

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

14. Shri   A.Bhuyan

 

15. Shri   D. K. Dowerah               North Eastern Tea association

 

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE   EMPLOYEES:

 

1.  Shri P. S. Ghatowar. M.P. President, ACMS. & Chief Whip of AICC

2.  Shri D. Tanti. Ex-MLA (Acting 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 Shriram Singh

13. Shri Haren Rajowar                                                         

14. Shri Boga Kumar Nag

15. Shri B.Tanti                                                      

16. Shri Kibil Karmakar

17. Shri P. C. Kumbhakar                                                       

18. Shri L.Kurmi

 

 

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:

 

  With effect from 1st April, 2009 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. 1790 – 22 – 2010 – 29 – 2300                                  Rs. 1433 – 19 – 1623 – 24 – 1863

Grade             II          : Rs. 1721 – 21 – 1931 – 25 – 2181                                  Rs. 1378 – 17 – 1548 – 20 – 1748

Grade             III         : Rs. 1640 – 20 – 1840 – 24 – 2080                                  Rs. 1313 – 17 – 1483 – 20 – 1683

 

 FOR ESTATES OF BELOW 250 ACRES:

 

Grade              I         : Rs. 1721 – 21 – 1931 – 25 – 2181                                  Rs. 1378 – 17 – 1548 – 20 – 1748

Grade              III       : Rs. 1640 – 20 – 1840 – 24 – 2080                                  Rs. 1313 – 17 – 1483 – 20 – 1683

 

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 3930(1949=100)for year 2008.  

 

1 (d). 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, 2010 and 1st April 2011. 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 2009 – 2010 subject to the maximum of 20 point rise during any of these periods. Any excess over this limit will be carried forward to the subsequent periods within the tenure of this agreement.

 

1(e) 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, 2009 and will be given the next increment on 1st April, 2010.

 

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 /2009 under this Agreement.

 

1(g) This agreement will be given effect to in the pay of July 2009. and the arrears payable as a result of the employees in the new pay scales will be paid within 30th September, 2009.

       However those gardens which are unable to pay the arrears  within the above period due to financial difficulties shall refer the matter to concerned Branch Secretary of the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha and the Secretary of their respective Employers’ Associations who will determine by discussion among themselves about the mode and date of payment of arrears

 

1(h). The Agreement will remain valid up to 30th September,2012

 

1(i) 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.   

 

1(j) 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 18th June, 2009                                                                 

 

                 Representative of Employers’ Association                                               Representative of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha

 

ANNEXURE-A
READY RECKONER FOR FITMENT INTO REVISED SCALE

 

SUBORDINATE & O. M. R. E.

EXISTING SCALE 

Rs. 1433 – 19 – 1623 – 24 – 1863

D. A. 40% + V.D.A. 12%      

GRADE - I

REVISED SCALE

Rs. 1790 – 22 – 2010 – 29 – 2300

D. A: 40%

Stage

Of Scale

Basic Pay  as

at 31 / 3 / '09

Gross

Emoluments

Stage

Of Scale

Basic Pay as

at 1 / 4/ '09

Gross

Emoluments

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

1433. 00

1452. 00

1471. 00

1590. 00

1509. 00 1528.00

1547.00

1566. 00

1585. 00

1604. 00

1623. 00

1647. 00

1671.00

1695. 00

1719.00

1743.00

1767.00

1791.00

1815.00

1839.00

1863.00

2178.16

2207.04

2235.92

2264.80

2293.68

2322.56

2351.44

2380.32

2409.20

2438.08

2466.96

2503.44

2539.92

2576.40

2612.88

2649.36

2685.84

2722.32

2758.80

2795.28

2831.76

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

1790.00

1812.00

1834.00

1856.00

1878.00

1900.00

1922.00

1944.00

1966.00

1988.00

2010.00

2039.00

2068.00

2097.00

2126.00

2155.00

2184.00

2213.00

2242.00

2271.00

2300.00

2506.00

2536.80

2567.60

2598.40

2629.20

2660.00

2690.80

2721.60

2752.40

2783.20

2814.00

2854.60

2895.20

2935.80

2976.40

3017.00

3057.60

3098.20

3138.80

3179.40

3220.00

 

 

ANNEXURE-B
READY RECKONER FOR FITMENT INTO REVISED SCALE

 

SUBORDINATE & O. M. R. E.

EXISTING SCALE 

Rs. 1378 – 17 – 1548 – 20 – 1748

D. A. 40% + V.D.A. 12%      

GRADE - II

REVISED SCALE

Rs. 1721 – 21 – 1931 – 25 – 2181

D. A: 40%

Stage

Of Scale

Basic Pay  as

at 31 / 3 / '09

Gross

Emoluments

Stage

Of Scale

Basic Pay as

at 1 / 4/ '09

Gross

Emoluments

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

1378. 00

1395.00

1412.00

1429.00

1446.00

1463.00

1480.00

1497.00

1514.00

1531.00

1548.00

1568.00

1588.00

1608.00

1628.00

1648.00

1668.00

1688.00

1708.00

1728.00

1748.00

2094.56

2120.40

2146.24

2172.08

2197.92

2223.76

2249.60

2275.44

2301.28

2327.12

2352.96

2383.36

2413.76

2444.16

2474.56

2504.96

2535.36

2565.76

2596.16

2626.56

2656.96

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

1721.00

1742.00

1763.00

1784.00

1805.00

1826.00

1847.00

1868.00

1889.00

1910.00

1931.00

1956.00

1981.00

2006.00

2031.00

2056.00

2081.00

2106.00

2131.00

2156.00

2181.00

2409.40

2438.80

2468.20

2497.60

2527.00

2556.40

2585.80

2615.20

2644.60

2674.00

2703.40

2738.40

2773.40

2808.40

2843.40

2878.40

2913.40

2948.40

2983.40

3018.40

3053.40

 

ANNEXURE-C

READY RECKONER FOR FITMENT INTO REVISED SCALE

 

SUBORDINATE & O. M. R. E.

EXISTING SCALE 

Rs. 1313 – 17 – 1483 – 20 – 1683

D. A. 40% + V.D.A. 12%      

GRADE - III

REVISED SCALE

Rs. 1640 – 20 – 1840 – 24 – 2080

D. A: 40%

Stage

Of Scale

Basic Pay as

At 31 / 3/ '09

Gross

Emoluments

Stage

Of  Scale

Basic pay as

At 1 / 4/ '09

Gross

Emoluments

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

1313.00

1330.00

1347.00

1364.00

1381.00

1398.00

1415.00

1432.00

1449.00

1466.00

1483.00

1503.00

1523.00

1543.00

1563.00

1583.00

1603.00

1623.00

1643.00

1663.00

1683.00

1995.76

2021.60

2047.44

2073.28

2099.12

2124.96

2150.80

2176.64

2202.48

2228.32

2254.16

2284.56

2314.96

2345.36

2375.76

2406.16

2436.56

2466.96

2497.36

2527.76

2558.16

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

1640.00

1660.00

1680.00

1700.00

1720.00

1740.00

1760.00

1780.00

1800.00

1820.00

1840.00

1864.00

1888.00

1912.00

1936.00

1960.00

1984.00

2008.00

2032.00

2056.00

2080.00

2296.00

2324.00

2352.00

2380.00

2408.00

2436.00

2464.00

2492.00

2520.00

2548.00

2576.00

2609.60

2643.20

2676.80

2710.40

2744.00

2777.60

2811.20

2844.80

2878.40

2912.00

 

 

 

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