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Attend duty by 6 pm or get sacked: Telangana Government

Attend duty by 6 pm or get sacked: Telangana Government
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Telangana state government has taken a stringent policy decision of sacking RTC employees who do not attend to their duties by 6 pm on Saturday.

Hyderabad: Telangana state government has taken a stringent policy decision of sacking RTC employees who do not attend to their duties by 6 pm on Saturday. Those who abstained from their duties are deemed to be dismissed from the services.

The government also taken the decision not to hold any further talks with RTC unions which have been demanding the government to address their long-pending issues.

The unions and the government held talks for two days, but the unions decided to go on strike from Friday midnight. The government also decided to scrap the 3-member committee.

It appointed senior IAS official Sultania as Transport Commissioner to look into the affairs of RTC after the workers go on strike.

After returning from Delhi, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday night called an emergency meeting with Transport Minister P Ajay, Chief Secretary SK Joshi, 3-member official committee and DGP M Mahendar Reddy and reviewed alternative arrangements made after the TSRTC workers announced to go strike from Friday midnight.

The official committee headed by Special Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar briefed the arrangements, including hiring of private buses and temporary drivers for providing transportation of people in the Dasara festival season.

The Chief Minister asked the officials to ensure proper transportation arrangements for people who are going to their native place for Dasara festivities.

State Transport Minister P Ajay said that all the workers who attended the duties during the strike will be provided security and safety from the possible threat from the RTC union. The strike announced by the unions is illegal.

He advised all the workers not to get trapped by the union leaders and protect themselves from losing their jobs. He appealed all the workers to join their duties as the RTC is already facing financial trouble.

The festive season will help the RTC to earn more revenues. Contingency plans will be put in force in every depot,

he added.

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