Apex Court disposes of ATI petition; Union advised to submit details of workers

Port Blair
24 Apr 2017

M/s Andaman Timber Industries Ltd. suspended its operations w.e.f  October 9 2000. As a result, 819 permanent workers were rendered unemployed. Thereafter an agreement was reached between the management and union and thereafter two instalments were paid to workers, however the final instalment amounting to Rs. 2.65 crores was not paid by management, the reasons cited was non-payment of compensation towards Acquisition of landed property of M/s ATI.
The matter was sub-judice thereafter, the Supreme Court dismissed Review Petition (C) No 888 of 2015 in Civil Appeal No 1810 of 2009 Collector of  land Acquisition and payment of compensation thereafter.
The Supreme Court while hearing senior counsel appearing on behalf of the ATI Union Non Political Labour Union in the Review Petition (C) No 888 of 2015 in Civil Appeal No 1810 of 2009 Collector of land Acquisition & Ors v/s M/s Andaman Timber Industries & Ors at Para 19 of the Order directed “the ATI union to work out the workmen’s right to get the arrears including terminal benefits out of the compensation amount that will be determined by the Collector in respect of the acquire property. The Review Petition is accordingly disposed of”
The Collector Land Acquisition (SA) pronounced an award dt 15-03.2017 wherein the landed property of M/s ATI has been acquired and compensation to the tune of Rs 8.21 crores been awarded out of which in amount of Rs 6.15 crores has been deposited with Labour Commissioner by Port Management Board the requisition department for further course of action.
Now the ATI Union Non Political Labour Union have been requested to submit the detailed calculation of workers dues along with the details of 803 workers who didn’t  receive 3rd instalment of dues. The claims by the union must reach the Office of Labour Commissioner, Supply Line, Port Blair, A&N Islands within 15 days.