Tea workers problems: ATTSA submits memorandum
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DIBRUGARH, June 3: The members of Timo Primary Unit of Assam Tea-Tribes Students Association (ATTSA) submitted a memorandum to the Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday seeking immediate solutions to the decade-old grievances of the 750 families of tea workers of Timo Tea estate, a division of Bokul Tea Estate, Lahoal.
The memorandum apart from incorporating the demand for providing of electricity to homes of all the tea workers also included the issues of release of the pending arrears under P.F scheme to the retired tea workers. Moreover, damaged homes of the workers must be constructed newly and along with the road leading from Bokul Tea Estate to Timo Tea Estate, the tea workers line at Tmo must be cemented.
Appointment of a Doctor at Timo Garden Hospital, facilitation of medicines to the hospital, additiol appointment of three teachers in the primary school of the tea garden, a total ban on employing of child labour for garden works, regular cleaning up of the uril and latrines in the homes of the tea workers, the public playground must be developed into a sports ground for the students of the tea estate.
Construction of a Majdoor Club at Timo Tea Garden, building a Crèche for infants , one time scholarship to students of the Timo Garden, who had passed the HSLC and Higher Secondary examition.
Moreover, arrangements should be made to provide tuitions to Class 9 and 10/students of the tea estate, granting of land pattas to the workers families were the other demands of the students’ body.
The district committee publicity secretary of ATTSA Lakhindan Kurmi, Dibrugarh branch secretary of ATTSA, Sunil Pator, president of ATTAA Timo Primary Unit, Birsa Munda and secretary Samel Pator, who were the sigtories of the memorandum, have called for the immediate fulfillment of the demands.