Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao today showered a number of sops to the TS RTC employees and workers, including increasing the retirement age 58 to 60 years. KCR had lunch with RTC staff members who came from 97 depots in the state, and then held a meeting with them at Pragati Bhavan. He discussed with them on ways to strengthen the RTC.
The Chief Minister also assured the RTC staff that salaries for the strike period would be paid to them, and added that instructions would be given to the officials to pay the September month salary on Monday (tomorrow) itself. He also assured that the problems being faced by the women employees would be resolved.
KCR has categorically said that employment security will be given to the TSRTC workers, not even one TSRTC employee will be sacked from the employment and not even one private bus will be permitted to operate even in a single RTC bus’s route. From next year onwards, Rs 1000 Crore will be provided in the State Budget to the TSRTC. The CM desired that the RTC should become profitable in the next four months, every year it should earn Rs 1000 Crore profit and the RTC employees should get Rs one Lakh annual bonus, as in the case of Singareni employees.
Five workers representatives from each depot from the 97 depots took part in the meeting. Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, RTC MD Sunil Sharma, EDs, RMOs, DVMs and DMs, Controllers, Supervisors participated in the meeting. The CM responded and reacted to each and every issue of the RTC workers. The meeting took place in a congenial atmosphere. The CM solved the problems then and there and issued clear-cut instructions to the officials concerned.