With a view to provide better opportunity in self-employment
to the women dependents of the employees residing at the Tondiarpet Housing
Colony, a Tailoring Training Centre is functioning at the Colony. Now, there are
17 sewing machines provided to the Tailoring Training Centre for the welfare of
women dependents of the employees.
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.
Construction Of Modernized Air-Conditioned Community Hall At
Tondiarpet Housing Colony
The Trust has approved, vide B.R. No.66
27/8/2007, the proposal for construction of Modernized Air-conditioned Community
Hall at Tondiarpet Housing Colony for the use of the employees of the Trust,
Pensioners’ Families on normal rent and for the use of
residents of North Chennai on payment of rent as fixed by the Board from time to
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.
(iii) Sea Shore Canteen
For the benefit of the employees / workers of the Trust and
the Port Users, a Canteen, named as “ Sea Shore Canteen” has been
functioning with effect from 27.02.2006 onwards inside the Port near Central
Berth. The canteen is being maintained by the committee, Constituted by the
Chairman. The prices of eatables in the canteen have been fixed on par with that
of the Administrative Offices Canteen.
The Trust has granted a sum of Rs.36,46,523/- towards providing
canteen facilities to the officers / employees of the Trust for the year
Women Welfare Association
For the welfare of the women employees working in the Trust,
a committee named Women Employees’ Welfare Association has been established in
1988 and functioning well since then. Various Programmes on Medical treatment,
Stress Management, Skin Care, Production of Handicrafts etc. are being conducted
by the Association from time to time.
International Women’s Day was celebrated by the Association
on 08/3/2011 at the Conference Hall of Old Administrative Offices
Building of Chennai Port Trust. During the celebration, various competitions for
women employees were conducted and prizes were distributed to the winners. The
financial assistance for conducting such programmes is being paid by the Trust
from time to time.
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 employees of the Trust, a crèche has
been functioning at the Chennai Port Trust Administrative Offices Building since
1988. The crèche was renovated and re-opened by the Chairman of Chennai Port
Trust on 6/2/2008 for the benefit of the kids of employees of the Trust.
The crèche is functioning under the control of Chennai Port
Trust Women Employees’ Welfare Association.
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
Financial Assistance For The Employees And Their Family
Members In Acute Distress
Under the circumstances that any of the employees and their
family members has lost most of his / her assets accidentally on account of
theft or fire accident or other natural and unusual happening and is really in
acute distress, the Trust grants him / her with financial assistance whenever
the distressed employee / family members entreat the Trust with proof. The Trust
has granted Rs.59,000/- towards the financial assistance for the concerned
employees and their family members in acute distress during year 2010-11.
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.