From a Correspondent
Hailakandi, Dec 4: Payment of wages to tea garden workers through individual bank accounts has begun in Hailakandi district, thanks to the slew of initiatives taken by the district administration in league with the banks and tea garden magements.
Around 504 workers of Burnie Braes Tea Estate received weekly wages through bank accounts yesterday, said District Labour Officer Alimuddin Barbuiya. The payment has been made through five Customer Service Providers (CSPs) of Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, stated a press release.
Barbhuiya said it had been made possible due to painstaking efforts of Deputy Commissioner Moloy Bora, who held a series of meetings with bankers, tea garden magers and mobile service providers. The Government of Assam has set December 15 as the date for cashless transactions to plantation workers, but Hailakandi district has already set in motion the process, thus becoming the first district to have achieved the feat.