KCR Rewards RTC Employees Big Time For Their Strike
The Telangana CM today richly rewarded the TSRTC employees and workers who went on a 52-day strike during peak festival season.
Hyderabad | 1st December 2019
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today richly rewarded the TSRTC employees and workers who went on a 52-day strike during peak festival season.
KCR first had lunch with TSRTC employees who came from 97 depots in the State (5 members were picked per depot to represent it), and then held a meeting with them at Pragathi Bhavan. He discussed with them ways to strengthen the TSRTC.
The Chief Minister also promised the RTC staff that salaries for the strike period would be paid to them, and that instructions would be given to the officials to pay the September month's salary on Monday (tomorrow) itself.
KCR categorically said that job security would be given to the TSRTC workers, and that not even one TSRTC employee would be sacked from employment and not even one private bus permitted to operate even in a single RTC bus route. He also said that the retirement age would be increased from 58 to 60 years.
The CM also said that from next year onwards Rs 1,000 crore would be provided in the State Budget to the TSRTC.
The CM said that the RTC should become profitable in the next four months, and that every year it should earn Rs 1,000 crore in profit and the RTC employees should get a Rs 1 lakh annual bonus, like the Singareni employees do.
He also promised that the problems being faced by the women employees would be resolved.
The CM responded and reacted to each and every issue brought up by the RTC workers, and the meeting took place in a congenial atmosphere. The CM solved many problems then and there, issuing clear-cut instructions to the officials concerned.
Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Government's Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, TSRTC MD Sunil Sharma and top TSRTC managers participated in the meeting.
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