News: Coal India may stop hiring women

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Coal India may stop hiring women

Coal India, the world's biggest coal miner, may stop employing women under compassionate grounds as most of them are illiterate and cannot be deployed for mining purposes. The state-owned company is instead planning to give a lump sum money of Rs36,000 every month to the family of the worker who dies at the mines. "We are in discussions with the unions to implement this scheme in lieu of the existing one because we are looking at reducing the number of female workforce in the company because they cannot be sent to mines or remote locations for coal explorations," a senior CIL official said on condition of anonymity.

Coal India, the world's biggest coal miner, may stop employing women under compassionate grounds as most of them are illiterate and cannot be deployed for mining purposes. The state-owned company is instead planning to give a lump sum money of Rs36,000 every month to the family of the worker who dies at the mines. "We are in discussions with the unions to implement this scheme in lieu of the existing one because we are looking at reducing the number of female workforce in the company because they cannot be sent to mines or remote locations for coal explorations," a senior CIL official said on condition of anonymity.

Read the Economic Times news report here.

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