Karnataka Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar has said that his demand under the Sixth Pay Commission and the demand to pay salary equal to government employees cannot be accepted.
Photograph of Majestic bus terminal after strike (photo-ANI)
In Karnataka, the employees of the Road Transport Corporation have gone on indefinite strike since Wednesday due to their demands, due to which the operation of government buses has come to a standstill. Employees under the banner of Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League are on strike due to non-implementation of revised pay. Employees of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) and North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC), including Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), are also involved in the strike.
According to the report of Hindustan Times, the people who went on strike have alleged that the state government is not giving salary under the Sixth Pay Commission for the employees of the Transport Corporation. Public transport in the state is going to be affected by the strike. KSRTC has given temporary permits to operate private buses. In view of the strike, the state government has also increased the operation of trains at Kalburgi, Belagavi, Hubli, Mysore and other places along with private buses and school buses.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa appealed to the Road Transport Corporation employees not to go on strike. According to the report, he said on Tuesday, “We have fulfilled eight of your (employees) 9 demands. We have to work together for the good of the people. Withdraw the strike and help the administration, so that the government does not have to take tough decisions. ” Karnataka Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar has said that his demand under the Sixth Pay Commission and the demand to pay salary equal to government employees cannot be accepted.
‘Action on Violation of Covid Guidelines’
The state government has also spoken of taking strict action against the employees, if they do not follow the sanctions issued for the corona virus. The state chief secretary said, “Restrictions are in place regarding Kovid-19 and notification has already been issued under the Disaster Management Act that people cannot gather in groups. If it is violated, action will be taken under the law. ”
The Karnataka government also said that taking advantage of the strike, if the auto and cab people charge more money, action will be taken against them. Keeping this in mind, the state government has also issued a notification for the hire of cabs and buses.
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