Jamshedpur, Aug 5: A criminal case was registered against the top 11 executives of Tata Cummins on the issue of dismissal of Arun Kumar Singh, former general secretary of Tata Cummins Employees Union and member of the steering committee.
The Labour Department has made a case of unfair labor practice under section 25(t) of the Industrial Disputes Act.
The Labor Department has filed a case against the officers in connection with the dismissal of Arun Singh. Deputy Labor Commissioner Rajesh Prasad said – Permission was received from the government for the case. The case was filed in the CGM court on Wednesday.
When contacted, deputy labour commissioner Rajesh Prasad said permission was received from the state government for filing of case. Those officials against whom criminal cases has been lodged include MD Ashwath Ram, associate director Anjali Pandey, Rajeev Batra, director Girish Bag, Rajendra Patekar, Asim Mukhopadhya, Jonathan White, HR head Pallavi Desai, plant head Manish Kumar Jha and senior general manager Dipti Maheshwari.The labour department has cited that in the suspension of Arun Singh the company has gone out of the Industrial Dispute Act 1974 provisions for standing orders on illegal labour behaviour. Two different actions have been taken in one case.
Four union officials had indulged in fighting and nobody lodged a complaint at the local thana and while one official was suspended while three others were allowed to go scot free.