The employees’ discussion board of defunct Bharat Gold Mine Ltd has sought the Centre’s intervention in settlement of the PSU’s long-pending points, noting that the delay is significantly affecting lives of staff of their households.
Bharat Gold Mines Ltd (BGML) was closed in March 2001 and the Union Cupboard in 2006 determined to eliminate belongings and liabilities of the corporate by means of an open tender for easy closure.
Nonetheless, the Cupboard choice couldn’t be applied as a result of litigation. Lastly, in 2013, the Supreme Court docket allowed the federal government to go forward with the tender.
Since then, the matter of disposal of belongings of BGML is pending with the mines ministry.
“The graceful closure of BGM was mandated to the Ministry of Mines and so they have been anticipated … for the revival and rehabilitation of the gold mines as directed by all together with the Union Cupboard in 2006 … However the Ministry of Mines has did not implement the above orders,” BGM Staff, Supervisors and Officers United Discussion board stated in a letter to the central authorities.
“The delay within the settlement of BGML subject is significantly affecting the lives of 1000’s of its staff and their households … Additionally it is additional hurting India’s exploitation of gold from BGM mines,” the letter stated.
The mines ministry in its annual report had stated it’s exploring the likelihood to revive BGML in view of the preliminary estimates of MECL on gold reserves within the Kolar Gold Fields.
MECL has been engaged for finishing up detailed exploration for truthful estimation of gold within the beforehand unextracted a part of the mineralised portion within the lease space at Kolar Gold Fields together with the 13 tailing dumps.
“We’re even agreeable for operating of BGML by MoM (Ministry of Mines) on cost of our due wages from the yr 2001 until date because the closure was imposed on us,” the letter stated.
“We fondly await your proactive and rightful intervention. We hope the Ministry of Mines shall open a brand new chapter and pave the best way ahead to settle BGM subject,” it stated.