The state government is taking necessary steps to reconstruct Eastern Distilleries and Chemicals Limited and Himul, a diary cooperative of 200 smaller cooperative societies. However, its workers do not need to worry as the government would redeploy the employees who will be falling excess.
The decision has been taken in the Cabinet meeting held at Nabanna.
Partha Chatterjee, the state education minister, said after the meeting that Eastern Distilleries and Chemicals Limited is an organisation of the West Bengal government. It had been lying sick for the many years and its employees were also disappointed.
“The employees will be absorbed by the state government as the company will be restructured for liquefaction,” he said adding that there are round 81 employees in the company.
In connection with restructuring of Himul, he said that it had been their longstanding demand before the erstwhile government to revive it. Finally, the step of restructuring it has been taken under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The employees who will fall excess due to restructuring will be redeployed in some other companies in the vicinity. “Why can’t Himul run properly if Amul can?” Chatterjee raised the question.
It may be mentioned that Banerjee had taken initiative within a few months after forming the government in 2012 to revive Himul. The concerned department had also started working in this regard and finally the plan is getting executed now.
In Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting it has also been decided to create 22 posts for the tea directorate formation of which was announced by the Chief Minister earlier.