In a Press release issued today, Shri. Raja. M. Shanmugham, President said that he was glad and extremely thankful to the Government for the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) decision to pay 50% of average wages to the employees for maximum 90 days unemployment by taking into account the impact caused due to COVID-19 Pandemic and specifically added that from day one, Tiruppur Exporters’ Association was requesting the government to advice ESIC to pay the wages from its corpus fund.
Shri. Raja. M. Shanmugham said this crucial financial measure given to the employees will be largely helpful to them and also overcome the difficulties being encountered by the employees during this period of unemployment.
Shri. Raja. M. Shanmugham said a lot of enquires have been coming to Tirupur and he was optimistic it would be converted into purchase orders. He further said the enhancement of competitiveness is very much required to sustain in the business. In the first four months of current financial year, Tirupur knitwear exports clocked Rs. 4,325 crores and was hopeful that there would be a significant improvement in the exports in the coming months.
More importantly, once the situation improved, Tirupur units will resume providing employment to the workers from other districts of Tamil Nadu and also migrant workers from northern states. Shri. Raja. M. Shanmugham said he has sent thanks letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) and Chairman, ESIC, Shri Heeralal Samariya, Labour Secretary (L&E), Smt. Smriti ZubinIrani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles and Shri. Ravi Capoor, IAS, Textile Secretary.