With a view to provide better educational facilities to the
children of the employees of the Trust, the Madras Port and Dock Educational
Trust Higher Secondary School with English and Tamil as medium of instruction
was established in June, 1989 at the Chennai Port Trust Tondiarpet Housing
Colony and has been functioning well ever since its establishment. The School is
being managed by the Madras Port and Dock Educational Trust headed by the
Chairman, Chennai Port Trust. Quality Education at free of charge is imparted to
the children of the employees studying from L.K.G. to XII Std. Course. For the
wards of the officers / employees of the Trust studying from L.K.G. to XII Std.
Course, 1 set of uniforms and 1 set of text books and note books are issued at
free of cost . A total number of 1,359 students from LKG to XII Std are
studying during the academic year 2010-11. Out of the total students, 328
students are belonging to the Chennai Port Trust employees and 1031 students are
belonging to nearby residents of the Tondiarpet Housing Colony.
Apart from Trust�s Higher Secondary School, a Corporation
High School is functioning for the benefit of the children of the occupants of
A Post Office is also functioning in the Tondiarpet Housing
Colony for the welfare of the occupants.
A Stadium named as Babu Jegjeevan Ram Sports Complex has been
constructed at Tondiarpet Housing Colony with a long pavilion and a capacity of
thousand viewers. The Stadium has been designed such that various games and
sports can be conducted at a time. Grounds have been earmarked separately for
Football, Track and Field, Kabaddi, Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Badminton and
Weight Lifting etc. Annual Sports Meet has been conducted among the residents of
the Tondiarpet Housing Colony as well as among their wards with the financial
assistance aided by the Trust. The Welfare Committee with permission from the
Trust has been conducing District and State Level Sports Meet at the Stadium
from time to time with a view to develop sports and health awareness among the
youth. The Trust has granted Rs.20,00,000/- for conducting various competition
and enabling the employees to participate in various sports competitions. Having
participated in these meetings, some of the employees� children have won
In addition, Babu Jegjeevan Ram Sports Complex is being
allotted to Schools / Colleges in order to enable them to conduct their Sports
Meet at a nominal charge of Rs.1000/- per day. Other Institutions like Clubs /
Associations etc. are being permitted to utilize the stadium for Rs.2000/- per
Gym For Men & Women Residing At Tondiarpet Housing Colony
& At Napier Bridge Officers Quarters
With a view to encourage the residents of the Tondiarpet
Housing Colony to practise exercises and Yogasanas and help them maintain their
physical and mental health, a well furnished Gym for Men as well as a Gym for
Women and a Yoga Centre have been established in the Tondiarpet Housing Colony
and functioning well ever since its establishment. A Gym has been functioning
inside the Officers Club for the welfare of the officers and their family
members of the Trust residing at the Napier Bridge Quarters. A Tennis Court has
also been provided inside the Officers Club to encourage the officers to play
Tennis for improvement of health and enjoying amusement.
A Ritual Shed has been constructed at Tondiarpet Housing
Colony for the allotment of the residents of the Tondiarpet Housing Colony and
other employees at a nominal rent of Rs.1/- per day so as to enable them to
perform rituals without incurring expenses.
Children Educational Allowance
With effect from the academic year 2010-11, Reimbursement of
tuition fees and financial assistance for purchase of text books to each of the
officers / employees of the Trust in respect of his / her first two children has
been merged into one scheme named �Children Educational Allowance� in
which Rs.12,000/- per annum per child up to a maximum of two children studying
from LK.G. to Higher Secondary Courses/Polytechnic Courses is being granted
superseding the previous schemes for grant of reimbursement of tuition fees and
financial assistance for purchase of text books up to 2009-10. The Trust has
granted Rs. 4,38,49,330/- for distribution of Children's Educational Allowances
to the employees of the Trust who have applied for C.E.A in respect of their
children who were studying L.K.G to Higher Secondary Courses/Polytechnic Courses
for the academic year 2010-11.
In order to alleviate the burden of expenses being incurred
by the officers / employees of the Trust In providing education to their
children and encourage them to provide better education to their wards, every
year the Trust had been granting scholarships of varying amount from Rs.350/- to
Rs.4,800/- per annum to each of the officers / employees of the Trust for their
first two children studying from X Std to Degree Courses / P.G. Degree Courses
etc. Scholarships for Correspondence Courses for wards of the employees who were
studying Diploma / Certificate Courses / Professional or Non-professional Degree
Courses were also being granted to first two children of each of the concerned
officers / employees of the Trust who had applied for such scholarships as per
the prescribed conditions and eligibility.
The Scholarships were being awarded either as Merit or
General Category. Those children of the officers / employees who had secured 70%
and above marks in aggregate in cases of OC Categories and 60% and above marks
in aggregate in cases of SC/ST Categories in the previous course examinations
the wards had passed were awarded with Merit Scholarships. For award of General
Scholarship a pass mark in each of the subjects in the previous course
examinations the students had attended was sufficient for all the categories
subject to the eligibility limit of the Basic Pay of the officers / employees of
the Trust fixed by the Chairman of the Trust from time to time.
Each scholarship other than X Std. and one year scholarship
was renewed every year till the completion of each course the students had
undergone. The total amount of schlorship paid during the year 2010-11 is Rs.
Since children educational
allowance of Rs.12,000/- per child up to maximum of two children of each of the
employees of the Trust is being granted for the courses from Nursery to Hr.
Secondary Courses / Polytechnic Courses with effect from 2010-11, now, grant of
scholarship for these courses has been discontinued and grant of scholarship for
degree courses and higher study courses is to be discussed in the forthcoming
HOD's meeting since these degree courses and higher study coursed have not been
included in the Children Educational Allowance scheme.
Workers Education Scheme
The Trust is following a scheme called Workers Education
Scheme for the welfare of the employees of Class III and IV to make them aware
of the social, economical and political events of the country and the world.
As per the scheme, there are 10 worker teachers in the
Trust, approved by the Regional Director, Central Board for Workers Education.
Each worker teacher is entitled to conduct Unit Level Classes to the Trust�s
employees in the event that they enroll with him as Workers Trainees.
In order to encourage the workers to avail the benefit of the
scheme, the Trust provides the following facilities to the Workers Trainees
Overtime at single rate is being paid to each of the
trainees for the period spent in attending ULC, i.e. one hour per day for 45
Worker Trainees are being permitted to visit Industrial
Establishments in the city during working hours, without dislocation to their
normal work in the Trust.
Special Casual Leave not exceeding 4 days in a year not
debiting against Ordinary Casual Leave is being granted to each of the worker
trainees, when he/she goes on educational tours. The maximum distance of the
study tour will be 1000 k.m. to and fro.
An advance of Rs.2000/- which is recoverable in 20
monthly installments to each the Worker Trainee going on educational tours at
the end of each Unit Level Class.
Family Planning Scheme
Trust is following a Family Planning Scheme in order to encourage Small Family
Norm among the employees of the Trust. As per the scheme, the Trust is granting
one time of incentive of Rs.100/- and a special increment of 3% of his/her
respective revised pay scale to each of the employees who undergoes
sterilization operation in respect of himself/herself or his/her spouse after
having one or two children. Besides the above monetary benefit, each of the
female employees undergoing sterilization operation viz. tubectomy is entitled
to be granted with a special casual leave of not exceeding 14 days and each of
the male employees whose wife undergoes sterilization operation is entitled with
a grant of special casual leave not exceeding 7 days and the male employee who
undergoes sterilization operation viz. vasectomy is entitled to be granted
special casual leave of not exceeding 6 days.
There are 3 major Canteens functioning in the Chennai Port
Trust. Out of the 3 Canteens, one Canteen named as
(i) Chennai Port Trust Industrial Employees�
Co-operative Canteen Ltd. (CHPTIECC Ltd) is being run by the Trust�s
employees on co-operative basis. The CHPTIECC Ltd is functioning with two
branches inside the Harbour.
The Port Trust Administration has provided accommodation,
supply of water and electricity at free of cost, besides providing utensils and
furniture to CHPTIECC Ltd. The Trust�s Administration also meets the
expenditure on salaries of the employees of the Canteen.
(ii) Chennai Port Trust Administrative Offices Canteen (CHPTAOC) There are two CHPTAO Canteens functioning for the welfare of the
officers / employees of the Trust. One Canteen is functioning under the complex
of Old Administrative Offices Building and the other one is functioning at the
complex of Central Documentation Offices Building for the benefit of the
officers / employees of the Trust. The two canteens have been outsourced by the
Private Caterers. The administration has provided accommodation at free of cost
and granted concession on water and electricity charges to this Canteen. Besides
these canteens, the Trust is running a CHPTAO Canteen iin the inner
Harbour at J.D. (Jawahar Dock) for the benefit of employees working inside the
Harbour. This Canteen is provided an annual subsidy to pay salaries of the
employees working in the Canteen.
In order to encourage Tamil Poets among the employees of the
Trust an organization named Tamil Sangam is functioning. The Tamil Sangam is
conducting various programmes such as Poetry Competition, Pattimandrum
Competition and Oratory Meeting and various debates on publicizing the fame of
Tamil Literature, Culture, Old Poets and Freedom Fighters in order to promote
Tamil Language and patriotism and unity among the employees of the Trust from
time to time.
The Trust has granted Rs.4,28,501/- from April 2010 to
till date to Ch.P.T. Tamil Sangam as well as Women�s Welfare Association for
conducting such programmes
For the benefit of the Officers of the Trust, an Officers
Club is functioning at Spring Haven Road. The Officers Club is carrying out the
Enacting dramas and arranging Cultural
Arranging lectures and debates.
Managing a Library and a Reading Room, containing books, Periodicals and Newspapers.
Providing scope for Athletic Sports and Games both Indoor and
Celebration of Festivals and Retirement Functions.
The Officers Club has been provided with a Gym at Napier Bridge for the
benefit of the Officers of the Trust.
A Staff Institute has been functioning at Anchore Gate
Building in which Carrom, Chess, Gym, Yoga, Billiards and other Sports Games are
practised by the staff of the Chennai Port Trust for entertainment and
maintenance of physical and mental health. A library is also functioning in the
Staff Institute to promote reading habits among the staff of the employees so
that they can be aware of the daily news of the country and the world.
The Trust has granted Rs.14,46,208/- for meeting expenses towards
donations to Club / Societies and Staff Institute for the year 2010-11.
Family Disputes Counseling / Enquiry
Family disputes among the employees of the Trust and
their relatives reported have often been solved amicably by way of conducting
group discussion among the employees and their relatives and imparting process
of counseling to them from time to time. During the year 2010-11, family
disputes of each of the 25 employees reported to this office have been solved
amicably through process of imparting counseling and conducting group
discussions among the employees and their family members concerned.
Quality Life Programme
With a view to educate those employees of the Trust who are
addicted to taking alcohols in various forms such as Smoking Beedi and
Cigarette, Chewing Tobacco, Drinking Beer and Wine and taking other narcotics,
De-addiction camps have been conducted from time to time among the employees of
the Trust concerned. The adverse effect of taking alcohols in various forms and
the resulting destruction of the family of the employees addicted to alcohols
have been explained by way of lecturing and counseling in the Quality Life
Programme organized periodically. The Quality Life Programme was conducted on 04/09/2010 at the Conference Hall of Old Administrative Offices Building of Chennai Port
Contribution On Chennai Port Trust Employees House Building
Advance Special Family Benefit Fund (CHT EHBASFB)
Each of the employees who have availed House Building
Advances from the Trust contributes Rs.35/- on CHENNAI PORT TRUST EMPLOYEES
HOUSE BUILDING ADVANCE SPECIAL FAMILY BENEFIT FUND (Chennai Port Trust EHBASFB).
The Fund is used to compensate the liquidity of the employee towards House
Building Advance including interest thereon in the case of an employee dies in
harness. The Trust contributes 1/7th of the total employees contribution
every month. The Trust has granted a sum of Rs.89,045/- towards the
contribution during the year 2010-11.
The Trust is providing a considerable amount of money every
year to meet the expenditure towards implementation of the Welfare Measures
extended to the officers / employees of the Trust. The Trust has provided a
total payment of Rs.8,48,00,000/- towards welfare fund expenditures for
the year 2010-11.