The state government remains no option left to deprive the Jute Mill workers of the benefits according to the High Court verdict.
On Tuesday , the Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed by the state government for revising the apex court order passed on September 4, 2020.
On 21 September 2022, a division bench of the Tripura High Court dismissed the writ appeal filed by the state government and Jute Mill and upheld the single judge judgment.
The SLP of the state government and Jute Mill against the division bench order was dismissed by the Supreme Court on September 4.
Referring to the Supreme Court’s order, the state government’s counsel said the high court’s verdict would be implemented within four months. The state government again filed a special petition in the Supreme Court seeking modification of the Supreme Court’s September 4 order.
The state government seeks permission to withdraw SLP on the rejected petition.
Alternatively, from the September 4 order stating that the “State Government shall execute the judgment within four months”, the State Government requested to omit this part.
The Supreme Court on September 9 dismissed the state government’s special petition.
The Division Bench of Tripura High Court was scheduled to hear the contempt of court case against the Chief Secretary, Secretary of Industry Department, Finance Secretary and Managing Director of Jute Mill.
Senior advocate Purushottam Roy Burman, appearing for the Jute Mill workers, informed the High Court about the dismissal of the SLP in the Supreme Court and the dismissal of the subsequent petition for 25 years.
Government advocate Debalaya Bhattacharya, appearing for the top bureaucrats of the state administration, told the high court that the process of implementing the judgment has started and some time is needed to complete the process.
The High Court fixed the next hearing of the case on November 28. The defendants were asked to submit their affidavits.
Otherwise asked to attend the high court physically.
Meanwhile, the Department of Industries has appointed 6 auditors to calculate the dues of thousands of workers to implement the court’s judgment.
According to preliminary calculations, Rs 200 crore will be required to implement the High Court verdict.
According to the judgment of the High Court, the workers and employees of Jute Mill will get revised pay scale with various allowances from 1st January 1996.
The revised scale of pay was given to the labor employees of Jut mill with effect from 1st April, 1999 without any allowances.
As the continuous struggle against prolonged deprivation won, the workers and employees of Jute Mill organized a victory rally.