CIL announces Rs 1,700 cr performance-linked reward to employees

State-owned Coal India on Friday said it has declared a performance-linked reward (PLR) of Rs 68,500 per employee to all its non-executive cadre workforce for 2019-20 which would have an estimated financial implication of a little over Rs 1,700 crore.

This is linked to the attendance of the employees during the period, Coal India (CIL) said in statement. The payment would be made before October 22, it added. “The total estimated financial implication is a little over Rs 1,700 crore on account of the PLR,” it said. Around 2.62 lakh employees of CIL and its eight subsidiary companies who were on the company’s roll in 2019-20 will stand to gain from the PLR.

Despite the pandemic slowdown and crimp in coal sales, CIL offered a 5.87 per cent rise over the earlier year”s PLR of Rs 64,700 per employee, the absolute increase being Rs 3,800. The non-executive employees who have completed at least 30 working days during 2019-20 will be eligible for the payment on a pro-rata basis. The pact was amicably sealed in the 10th meeting of the Standardization Committee of the Joint Bi-partite Committee of Coal Industry (JBCCI-X) held in Ranchi on Thursday between CIL’s management and representatives of the central trade unions.

“We are happy that we could conclude the performance-related reward on time to the satisfaction of both sides for the benefit of our employees. The company always enjoyed harmonious industrial relations with the unions,” a senior executive of the company said.

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