GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of: Mines

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1868
TO BE ANSWERED ON 05.08.2015
Compensation for workers of BGML under VRS

1868. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of MINES be pleased to state:-

(a) what steps have been taken by Government, post Supreme Court clearing global tenders to revive Kolar Gold Mines in July 2013;
(b) whether the compensation for workers of Bharat Gold Mines Limited (BGML) who retired under VRS Scheme was duly paid;
(c) if so, the details thereof and if not the reasons therefor ?

ANSWER

(a) Action has been initiated to float the global tender. M/s MECON has been engaged to update the global tender prepared in 2008 for sale of assets of BGML.

(b) & (c) Yes. Consequent to the closure of BGML, all the employees on the regular services of the company have been paid the terminal dues as per Special Terminal Benefit Package (STBP) package during April, 2007.