Coal India sacks 126 workers in Odisha

Coal India sacks 126 workers in Odisha

Coal India sacks 126 workers in Odisha

MCL, an arm of state-owned Coal India Ltd, has terminated the services of 126 employees in Odisha for not vacating the land in lieu of which they were given the job as per the terms of appointment, said an official.

"In total, 126 Mahanadi Coalfield Ltd (CIL arm) employees who were given jobs against the land were sacked as they were not vacating land in place of which they were offered jobs in the company," according to a Coal India official.

"They had violated the terms and conditions of the appointment. Even after giving them jobs they were unwilling to vacate their lands. As a result, disciplinary action was taken against them," the official said.

The employees who were placed in the Talcher coalfields of MCL were given final notice in November last year, he said.

As on December 2013, more than 11,292 jobs are provided in the MCL to those who gave up their land, the official added.

As on April 1, 2014, MCL has 22,278 people on its roll, he said.

Talcher Coalfield is located in Angul district of Odisha, in the valley of the Brahmani.
MCL, formed in April 1993 and created out of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd and Central Coalfields Ltd.

The company produced 107.89 million tonne coal in FY'13 as per its website.