BY TC News Desk
AGartala, 26th November 2023: Transport, Food and Civil Supply Minister, Sushanta Chowdhury, highlighted the government’s commitment to workers’ welfare during the inauguration of the first triennial state conference organized by the Department of Food, Public Welfare, and Consumer Affairs at Battala TRTC today.
Chowdhury criticized the previous government for subjecting food warehouse workers to long queues in their fight for workers’ rights.He contrasted this with the present government’s approach, asserting that workers no longer need to stand in line and protest.
“The government prioritizes those who adhere to its decisions properly and responsibly,” he emphasized.He said that the workers are playing a big role in keeping the ration system running.
Addressing the crucial role played by workers in maintaining the ration system, Chowdhury recounted a recent incident where workers approached him regarding the absence of Puja bonuses.In response, he promptly communicated with the manager and directed the issuance of bonuses to food warehouse workers.
“While Rs 2000 might not be a significant amount, the primary intent behind the government’s approval is to convey to workers that they have the government’s support. Workers contribute significantly, and their satisfaction is vital for the progress of government initiatives,” he explained.
Chowdhury stressed that providing bonuses during Durga Puja aimed to motivate workers and encourage responsible work. Looking ahead, he assured that the government would consider additional facilities for workers in the future.
A pre-conference rally organized by workers in Agartala city garnered noticeable participation, underscoring the significance of workers’ concerns in the government’s agenda.