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


1.       Indian Tea Association

2.       Tea Association of India

3.       Bharatiya Cha Parishad

4.       Assam Tea Planters’ Association

5.       North Eastern Tea Association


                                   The employees represented by the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha.




1.  Shri  P.K.Nanda

2.  Shri  R.K.Gogoi

3.  Shri  M. Dasgupta                       Indian Tea Association

4.  Shri  Arijit Raha

5.  Shri Dhiraj Kakati

6.  Shri  S. Ghosh 


7.  Shri  Sudhir Prakash

8.  Shri  N.K.Dharma

9.  Shri  C.G.Dennis  

10.Shri  Kalyan Basu                      Tea Association of India

11.Shri   J. N. Baruah

12.Shri  Ranjan Paul


13. Shri   N. Tibrewal                     Bharatiya Chah Parishad

14. Shri   Robin Borthakur


15. Shri  Abhijit Sarmah

16. Shri  A. R. Kasere                    Assam Tea Planters Association 

17. Shri  D.Bora

18. Shri A. Bhuyan


19. Shri  Bidyananda Barkakoty       North Eastern Tea association

20. Shri  D. K. Dowerah





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  A.Tirky

4.   Shri  Raju Sahu (MLA)

5.   Shri  Lakheswar Tanti

6.   Shri G. Lohar

7.   Shri U.N.Sahu

8.   Shri Prokash Nag

9.   Shri Rupesh Gowala

10. Shri H.N.Gorh

11. Shri N.Patra

12. Shri B.N.Bhuyan

13. Shri Nabin Chandra Keot

14. Shri B.N.Tanti

15  Shri C.K.Proja

16. Shri N. Tanti

17. Shri N. Kurmi

18. Shri Sibnath Tanti 

19. Shri Pankaj Das   

20. Shri Sriram Singh

21. Shri Boga Kumar Nag

22. Shri B.Tanti

23. Shri P.C.Kumbhakar

24. Shri Karna Korad

25. Shri B.L.Sahu

26. Shri T. Keot

27. Shri Rajkumar Bhakta

28. Md. Nasiruddin Ahmed

29. Shri S.S.Gaur 

30. Shri D.S.Kujur

31. Shri R.P. Singh




     The tenure of the Industry wise agreement dated 30th November, 2005 on wages for daily – rated workers in the Assam Valley having expired on the 31st December, 2009, the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha demanded revision of wage rates. Accordingly, bipartite negotiations took place between the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha and the Employers’ Associations on Various Dates at Dibrugarh.    


   In course of discussions the Employers’ representatives stressed on the long term sustainability of Industry. It was also agreed that productivity issues need to be addressed immediately.


    Finally an agreement on the question of wages for the daily rated workers of the tea gardens in the Brahmaputra Valley was arrived at on 2ed  February, 2010 at Dibrugarh on the following terms:-




1. There will be an increase in the daily wages of Daily Rates Workers as follows: 


                                   Period                                                                  Adult


From            01/01/2010 to 31/03/2011                           Rs.    8.00 per day

From            01/04/2011 to 30/06/2012                           Rs.    5.00 per day

From            01/07/2012 to 30/09/2013                           Rs.    5.00 per day


2. The increase in daily wages as provided for in Clause 1 of this agreement shall be added to the present wages of Rs. 58.50.


3. The agreement will be given effect to from the period commencing on or after 1st February, 2010 and the arrears of wages form 01.01.2010 will be paid by 31st March, 2010. Any garden having any difficulty regarding payment of arrear wages should approach the local Branch Offices of the ACMS for necessary accommodation.


4. The Employers Associations expressed concern at the growing trend of absenteeism  of permanent workers and discussed ways and means with the Union to curb this trend. The Union appreciated the problem and agreed to co-operate with the garden management in their effort to reduce absenteeism.


5. This agreement will be deemed to 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.


Representative of the Employers’ Association                                   Representative OF Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha


Dated 3rd February, 2010


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