Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to have a meeting with the RTC workers from all the 97 depots in the state on December 1 (Sunday) at Pragati Bhavan here. The CM has decided to invite five members from each depot and instructed the RTC MD to make arrangements for their travel to attend the meeting.
The CM instructed that of the five members team from each depot, two members should be women and also wanted representation to all communities. The CM wanted workers representatives to reach Pragati Bhavan by 12 noon, and lunch arrangements were made for them at the venue. The CM will interact personally with workers after the lunch. The CM will discuss all the issues related to the RTC threadbare with the workers. For this meeting, Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar, RTC MD, EDs, RMs and DVMs are also invited.
Transport Minister Ajay Kumar thanked the Chief Minister for allowing RTC workers to join duties unconditionally. Ajay Kumar met the CM at Pragati Bhavan here on Friday. Ajay Kumar also thanked the CM for having assured to take measures from the government side to safeguard the existence of the RTC and for deciding to have talks with the RTC workers directly.
KCR decision to take back RTC crew hailed
Hyderabad: The Telangana unit of Development & Welfare of the Blind today welcomed Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s decision to take back RTC employees into their jobs.
In a pressnote here today, the DWAB’s general secretary, who is also a former RTC employee, P. Chokka Rao, welcomed the government’s decision. He appreciated CM KCR for the gesture. “You have patted on their backs, instead of hitting on their stomach”, he said in a press note issued today. The RTC employees also must utilize this opportunity and join back in their respective duties without further delay and demands. He exhorted RTC employees to work sincerely. Strike should be the last resort, Chokka Rao said, adding people’s convenience should be supreme both to the government and RTC crew.
Chokka Rao also thanked the KCR government and cabinet agreeing to provide Rs 100 crore as immediate financial assistance to tide over the situation. He also appreciated the government agreeing to provide a job to the kin of those employees who, died during the strike period.