Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, a CIL subsidiary, has agreed to take back all the 122 employees in Odisha whose services were terminated for not vacating the land in lieu of which they were given employment.
“As a goodwill gesture, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has agreed to reinstate in service all the 122 Hensmul villagers without the pre-condition of submission of affidavit that that they will immediately vacate their dwellings,” MCL said in a statement. The villagers will have to handover their land and vacate their structures by the October-end, the company said. MCL said it has agreed to reinstate the employees without the break in service as well as rehabilitation to a new site following tripartite meetings held between its management, villagers and the district administration.
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