In a significant development, the Telangana government has taken a decision to regularise services of 2,718 transfer workers as general mazdoors in Singareni Collieries.
Since the Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS) swept Singareni union elections, the State government promised to protect the interests of the workers and provide facilities. Taking orders from Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Singareni management has issued orders regularising these workers.
Singareni Collieries Chairman and Managing Director Sridhar said they had issued orders regularising 2,718 contract workers as general mazdoors. He signed a related file on Monday. The Chief Minister directed to regularise them and orders were issued in this regard, he said.
The workers would get the copies of the orders in a couple of days, he added. The government issued orders in this regard to those who have attendance till December 31 last. Of the 2,718 workers to get promotions include 2,416 transfer workers, 299 coal fillers, three temporary tunnelling mazdoors and 21 security guards.