Announcement of Union Steel Minister : Grievances and jobs to victims families of Bhilai plant accident

Announcement of Union Steel Minister : Grievances and jobs to victims families of Bhilai plant accident


Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Virendra Singh also announced to arrange jobs for the families of the workers who were killed in the accident of Bhilai Steel Plant, along with the grace amount for each of them one family member. 

Mr. Singh visited the hospital in Sector 9, Bhilai with Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, Minister of State for Steel, Shri Vishnudev Sai and Minister of State Revenue and Disaster Management, Shri Prem Prakash Pandey, where he visited the injured workers in yesterday's accident. Taking care of the treatment system Chaudhary Virendra Singh said that eleven people died in the accident. In order to bring relief to the afflicted families, we have taken special permission from the Election Commission keeping in mind the Code of Conduct for Chhattisgarh assembly elections. He said that the grace amount has been increased from 25 lakh to 30 lakh rupees for deceased workers.

For severely injured workers, this amount will increase from 10 lakh to 15 lakh and Rs 2 lakh for general wounded. Apart from this, the families of the deceased will be paid even if they wish for the duration of the retirement period of their deceased member. And if they wish that there will be employment arrangements for them, then such arrangements will be made. Chaudhary Virendra Singh said that the payment of the financial components of the workers whose death has been done will also be made soon. In this, their families will get the sum of Rs 33 lakh to Rs 95 lakh. In case of permanent disablement in the accident, a proper arrangement of employment for a member of the family of that worker will also be made.

The Union Steel Minister said that - We have directed the officials to complete the process of payment of financial assets to the affected families as soon as possible so that this amount can be done in this hour of crisis. He also informed that the incident will be investigated by two high level committees. One of these is the internal committee of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL), which has been set up and the committee will submit its report in seven days. The second committee will be constituted by the Secretary of the Ministry of Steel. Experts in both the committees will also be named. Chaudhary Virendra Singh said that keeping in view the seriousness of the accident, he has today separated the Chief Executive (CEO) of Bhilai Steel Plant from work and today he will be appointed in place of his new appointment. Two senior officers have been suspended, including General Manager (Security) and Deputy General Manager (Energy).




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