Pune: The Maharashtra government has issued a
new set of instructions making it mandatory for owners of the
closed textile mills in Mumbai to offer an alternative job to
the laid off workers or one member of their families.
According to Mohan Joshi, MLC from Pune who had raised
a question in this regard in the just-concluded state
legislature session, a GR (government resolution) to this
effect has been issued.
The GR was issued after a meeting held recently in the
chamber of Assembly Speaker Shivajirao Deshmukh, and attended
by among others Textile Minister Naseem Khan and officials of
National Textiles Corporation.
The GR, dated May 11, 2010, a copy of which was
circulated to the media here, states that a time-bound
programme will be implemented to complete the scheme under
which the affected workers are to register their names at
employment exchange centres by May 31, 2010.
The Department of Employment should collect necessary
information in respect of job potential at the "diversified
activities" run on the campuses of the closed mills, the GR
The Urban Development department has been asked to
prepare a list of those mill owners or developers who express
their inability to offer jobs despite having such a potential
to absorb the workers.