SILCHAR, Nov 28 - Against the backdrop of plight of the families of employees of the closed Cachar and Nagaon Paper Mills under Hindustan Paper Corporation, Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy has asked the Union Heavy Industries Ministry and the Prime Minister�s Office to expedite release of pending salaries of the employees.
�It has been three years since the two mills are closed and around 25,000 employees of both the mills are in dire strait for the past two-and-a-half years owing to non-release of their salaries. As many as 56 employees who were bread earners of their families have died owing to bear treatment expenses while many among them even committed suicide because of inabilities to meet the ends. The Union Heavy Industries Ministry and also the PMO should take steps immediately to release the pending salaries of the employees,� Dr Roy said on the floor of Lok Sabha on Thursday.
The Silchar MP further said that while the former Heavy Industries Minister had assured to visit the mills and take stock of the ground realities , sadly nothing happened till now whereas the families have been left to the mercy of heavens . Through the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Dr Roy has urged upon the Ministry and the PMO to mitigate the woes faced by a large contingent of people at the earliest.