Revealed: Might 29, 2018 eight:33:50 am
The Eden Gardnes groundsmen, who had threatened to commit suicide over fee points about 10 years in the past, will now be introduced beneath payroll, the Cricket Affiliation of Bengal mentioned.
The choice was introduced a day after the Eden Gardens was adjudged the best ground in IPL 11 closing ceremony in Mumbai final evening.
“Taking their performances into consideration, the association has approved to take them under the payroll as per the norms,” CAB joint-secretary Avishek Dalmiya informed reporters after its working committee assembly right here.
“They will get salary as per their package. It will be more than that but definitely not less. This will also give them a lot of relief. Future security is important for one and all. Everyone wants their job to be secured. The approval has been made now we will make it effective.”
It was solely after the inaugural version of the IPL, about 20 groundstaff who had been then beneath the payroll of a non-public firm had threatened to take some excessive step like committing suicide, one thing the CAB had then dismissed as impractical.
“For a long time, they had put forward requests to make them permanent. Of course, they have made us proud,” Avishek mentioned.
The CAB can even embody the groundsmen employed at its Jadavpur College Second Campus floor in Saltlake in addition to the safety males.
“We can’t give exact number as of now because we don’t want anyone to be left out. Everybody should be given secured feeling while working for the association,” Avishek mentioned.
An elated CAB chief curator Sujan Mukherjee mentioned they deserved it totally.
“We have got the best ground award for the second year in a row. With this, they will enjoy benefits like gratuity, medical facility. They have been very hardworking and they deserved it,” Mukherjee mentioned.
The CAB additional mentioned that they’ve stored apart an quantity of about Rs 20 crore for his or her upcoming stadium and facility at Dumurjala in Howrah, the land for which has been sanctioned by the West Bengal authorities.
“We are very thankful to the state government. Let the formal letter come then the detailing will be worked out subject to the area,” Avishek mentioned.
The CAB can even revamp its indoor facility on the Eden Gardens and has stored apart a funds of about Rs three crore.