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Shillong, June 9: Meghalaya government is trying to resolve the issue of clearing the terminal benefits amounting to Rs 840 crore to the retired MeECL employees, which have been pending for 11 years.

In a message directed at the peeved retired employees of the MeECL, Power Minister James K Sangma on Wednesday stated that the government is trying its best to resolve this issue and hopeful of finding a resolution at the earliest. He added that the department is also discussing the issue with the finance department.

His statement comes a day after the Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL Employees Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) threatened to file FIR against the state government for delaying to clear the terminal benefits pending for the past 11 years.
Expressing that this is an issue that the state government is very concerned about, James said, “We have been studying this matter, and this is something that has been referred to the Advocate General of our state for examination.”

Giving some background into the issue, he said the Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission has disallowed passing on of terminal benefits to the tariff and this has resulted in the MeECL unable to clear the terminal benefits of the retired employees.

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