Though KCR made it very clear that they would not take back the employees who haven’t reported within the government-imposed deadline, this didn’t boo either the union leaders or the employees. However, in a shocking revelation, the Telangana government on Saturday stated that it would dismiss about 48,140 RTC employees and that there are only 1200 personnel left in the organisation. KCR who held an emergency meeting at his residence with officials and transport minister on Sunday for nearly five hours gave out this decision which has come as a rude shock.
Amongst the stubborn decisions taken by KCR, taking private buses on board to almost 50% was also included. The other half of the buses will be state-owned. On this note, this would be the largest privatized government organisation in the recent times and many political analysts are speculating the this would is to benefit the contractors like Megha under the mask of environmental factors. The total number of employees in RTC is 49,340. According to what officials stated yesterday, the number of employees who reported to the company within the deadline was 600. However, KCR today stated that only 1,200 employees would be retained which means that 49,340-1200= 48,140 employees are on roads now. Literally!
KCR and RTC also stated that they have already released notices for recruiting employees to fill the gaps in all the categories. Reportedly, the new recruits ought to sign on a few conditions like not having affiliation with any of the unions or political parties.
Is it legal to dismiss about 48,140 employees at once? Isn’t it against Labour Laws? KCR garu, is this part of the so-called ‘Bangaru Telangana’ you promised?
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