Following the instructions of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, the Labor Department has expedited the process of bringing back 30 workers from Giridih, Hazaribagh and Bokaro stranded in Malaysia to Jharkhand. In this regard, a letter has been written by the Labor Department to the High Commissioner of India to Malaysia, BN Reddy, urging him to intervene in this matter. Let us tell you that for the last four months, wages are not being paid to these labourers nor are they being sent back to India by the contractor.
30 labourers from different districts of Jharkhand (Giridih, Hazaribagh and Bokaro) stranded in Malaysia will return to their homeland soon. The Hemant Soren government of Jharkhand has started an exercise in this direction. On the instructions of the government, a letter has been written to the High Commissioner of India to Malaysia BN Reddy on behalf of the Labor Department. He has been requested to intervene in this matter.
In a letter to the High Commissioner of India in Malaysia, it has been told that 30 workers from Jharkhand are working in Leadmaster Engineering and Construction Sdn Bhd. All these have been taken from Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia as lineman in transmission work. The workers are working there since 30 January 2019. Their contract was for 3 years, which has now expired, but they are not being sent back to India by the contractor. Not only this but wages have also not been paid for the last four months. Labor Department Secretary Praveen Toppo has requested the High Commissioner to intervene in the matter and take necessary action to clear the legitimate dues of the workers to the company/contractor.