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Convoy Drivers’ Union accuses Tata Motors management of going back on insurance provision for convoy drivers

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Mail News Service

Jamshedpur, Sept 18: Convoy Drivers’ Union (CDU) leader, Gyan Sagar Prasad, on Tuesday, issued a a press statement, alleging that Tata Motors management was not fulfilling its promise of providing insurance cover to convoy drivers.

The press release mentioned that Tata Motors’ management had assured convoy drivers that their insurance would be taken care of. “However, third-party insurance is still being persisted with, which is against the rules, resulting in significant revenue loss for the government,” the release mentioned.

Prasad further claimed that while the Company strictly adhered to safety standards within its premises, insurance for convoy drivers, who transport goods worth lakhs of rupees, was not being provided. “Consequently, when convoy drivers meet with accidents and lose their lives, they do not receive any compensation in the name of insurance,” Gyan Sagar Prasad contended.

He urged the district administration to take immediate action and investigate the entire matter thoroughly.

The CDU leader mentioned in the release that a convoy driver, Dinesh Pandey died in a recent accident in Chhattisgarh and due to the prevailing third party insurance being pursued by the Tata Motors management, no benefits accrued to the deceased member’s family. This has led convoy drivers to cease accepting bookings for new consignments until the assurance of insurance was fulfilled by the management.

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