Pleads for priority of tribal candidates in apprenticeship and jobs
Jamshedpur, Jan 22: Tribal outfit has knocked the door of President of India for justice against anti-tribal stand of Tata Motors Jamshedpur plant.
A tribal outfit Adivasi Affairs Association (AAA) based in Telco Colony has sent a letter to President of India, Ram Nath Kovind for persuading Tata Motors to give priority to tribal candidates in regularisation and recruitment of tribal youths in full term apprentice at the Jamshedpur plant of Tata Motors.
In the letter written by Amrit Tiru, secretary of AAA, to the President of India, on January 22, with copies to the Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu, state chief secretary Sukhdev Singh, Union tribal affairs ministry and chairperson National SC/ST commission, has narrated how tribal youths have been denied their rights by the automobile major for the last 72 years and seek intervention for so that justice is done for the tribal.
The letter points out that Singhbhum Kolhan in which East Singhbhum district which hosts the Tata Motors plant is established comes under Fifth Schedule Area under section 244 (1) of the Indian constitution and as per the order issued by President of India vide C/229 on dated April 11, 2007 has full rights for tribals.
Even the Supreme Court judgement in the case of Samtha versus Andhra Pradesh and P Rami Reddy versus Andhra Pradesh state is not being followed by Tata Motors which tantamount to violation of Constitution laws.
The company is not following even the tripartite memorandum of settlement between company, union and workers which clearly states about priority to Scheduled Tribe candidates.
“The Tata Motors company which was established in 1945 has been violating rights of tribals for a long period. Is it just for a company harping on corporate ethics to deny a community of its rights for such a long period. It seems the company is anti-tribal,” the letter questions.
The letter demands stay on the appointment order issued by Tata Motors vide reference number HR/CEB/1319 dated December 24, 2020 and instead follow the legal consultations given by the state government in the recruitment process.
The letter also states that those tribal candidates having original land papers who have completed 100 per cent apprenticeship in the company should be given a job in the company and put a stop in the giving of jobs to external persons.