Govt yet to take final decision to close down MCCL: Dhar

SHILLONG, FEB 21: Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Commerce & Industries Sniawbhalang Dhar on Wednesday informed that the government is yet to take a final decision to close down the Mawmluh Cherra Cements Limited (MCCL).

Dhar in his reply said that the matter to close down the MCCL at Sohra is under examination by the government.

The MCCL has a total of 278 employees and has been shutdown since 2020.

Dhar said no final decision has been taken on the matter.

“Within six months’ time, we will be able to take decision,” he said.

Dhar also assured that the government will take on board all stakeholders for arriving at the best decision.

“I assure you we will take the right decision and nobody should be affected,” he said.

The deputy chief minister also said that modalities will be worked out (to take care of the employees) in case the government decide to close down the plant while responding to a question raised by AITC legislator from Nongthymmai Charles Pyngrope.

According to Dhar, presently partly payment is being made to the employees as per availability of funds.

Earlier, NPP legislator from Sohra Gavin M Mylliem urged the state government to expedite the decision in consultation with the stakeholders and to ensure it should be in the interest of the employees.

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