asomiya pratidin epaper 26/09/2016

The Assam government is making an attempt to enforce the use of Assamese in all written communication made by tea garden managements with its workers.

The Labour Commissioner had in July last sent out a circular to all tea garden managements to enforce the use of Assamese or a recognised regional language in the written communication made with the workers. This week, the Commissioner has issued another notice seeking a compliance report from the garden managements.

In its July circular, which too was in Assamese, the Labour Commissioner had instructed that all “salary and office-related communications with workers, besides notices, should be done in the local Assamese or any other government recognised language…so that language cannot be a barrier between the management and employees.”

All Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (AATTSA) assistant general secretary Dhiraj Gowala said that most of the communication made by the managements with the workers used to be in English.

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