TINSUKIA, May 30 � The Asom Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS), Panitola branch has demanded that Provident Fund Board Registers of tea garden workers started in the year 1955 should be considered as legacy data for the update of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as the PF Board is a government agency.
In a press release, Raju Sahu, secretary of the branch stated that the tea garden workers of Assam had been brought to Assam by the British 200 years back and they were totally unaware of the procedures like land records, Permanent Residential Certificates, Passport, LIC policy etc., that are enlisted as 12 types of legacy data as they had been working in the tea gardens situated in the remotest of places of the State. But their names had been enlisted in the PF Board Registers of the tea garden. The press note further added that could be some confusion of the names of heirs of tea garden workers and these could be sorted out with the consultations with the Government agencies, intellectuals, organisations, owners and management of the tea gardens etc. The Parliamentary Secretary stated that he had written to Supreme Court, Registrar General of India, Commissioner Home and Political Affairs, Govt of Assam, Deputy Commissioners of Assam etc., in this respect.