Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has issued directives to the cooperative sugar mills in the state to stop fresh recruitments till further orders. The decision has been taken considering that the sugar mills are passing through the financial crisis. This will help mills to cap on the administrative expenses.
The decision has been also taken as the elections to the board of directors of few cooperative sugar mills is scheduled in the next few months.
The government notification has been issued by Pramod Valanj, undersecretary, department of cooperation, marketing and textile.
Welcoming the government decision, Jaiprakash Dandegaonkar, chairman of the Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories in Maharashtra, said, “We welcome the government’s move. In a few sugar cooperative factories, the number of employees is in excess of the approved pattern.”
The drought and floods in the state have affected the sugar industry in the state which is already going through a financial crisis. Some mills are unable to pay wages to the employees.
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