Maharatna PSU Coal India limited (CIL) on 17 March 2014 introduced a voluntary retirement scheme for non-technical female workers. The scheme was approved by board of CIL.
Under the programme, Coal India Special Female Voluntary Scheme, a woman employee accepting the offer can nominate her son for appointment at the company. Almost all of CIL's 26000 female employees have been appointed on compassionate ground and are employed on non-technical work.
If a worker opts for the VRS, she can nominate her son provided he has a certificate from an industrial training institute or has passed Class 10 and is in the age group of 18-35 years.
The scheme is targeted at close to 4000 permanent non-technical female workers who have completed 10 years of service but haven't reached 50 years of age.
The objective of the scheme is to optimise manpower utilisation of the company by reducing non-technical female employees by infusing new blood and skills in the company. Those nominated by their mothers will be employed only at CIL's subsidiary Central Mine Planning & Design Institute.
The proposed scheme will be implemented for six months starting from 17 March 2014 across Coal India and its 8 subsidiaries like Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) and Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL).
A similar scheme was offered in 2002.
When: 17 March 2014