Ranchi, Jul 30 (PTI) Union Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday said the next of kin of Coal India employees who die due to COVID-19 will get the same financial benefits that is applicable in case of accidental deaths during duty.
He said around four lakh on-roll and contractual workers of the mining major will be covered under this initiative.
Addressing a virtual press conference from Ranchi Airport, the minister said Coal India employees were doing a commendable job during the pandemic, risking their own lives.
'They are relentlessly doing a good job. That's why I proudly call them 'Coal Warriors'. I have announced this benefit just to recognise their invaluable service to the nation,' Joshi said. PTI PVR RBT RBT