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CM plans RTC meet to preempt strike

Hyderabad: In the wake of JAC of employees unions of TSRTC giving a strike call from June 23 in support of their demands, the Government plunged into a swift action to preempt it, and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to hold a key meeting in about three days.
The trade union JAC sought the government to release encashment bonds for 2012-14 years, arrears of DA for 2016 and salaries for the period of Sakala Janula Samme that was held for 42 days during statehood struggle and other demands. The JAC also said that they will defer the strike if the government resolves their demands.
In a swift move, the Telangana Government is planning to hold a crucial meeting which is expected to take place in two to three days to sort out the issues. In a release here on Thursday, the Chief Minister’s Office said that to transform the loss making TSRTC into profits, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to hold a key meeting with officials in two to three days.
The Chief Minister directed Transport Minister Mahender Reddy and RTC Chairman S Satyanarayana and Managing Director GV Ramana Rao to call a high level meeting to discuss issues in detail. All the officials including executive director, regional managers, top officials, depot managers and others should join the meeting with all details of the organizations he said.
The crucial meeting will take stock of the RTC functioning, new buses required, number of buses existing, occupancy ratio and other issues in detail. After state formation, the Chief Minister is now evincing keen interest to discuss the issues of the TSRTC to find an amicable solution. It is likely that the Chief Minister will address the meeting on July 13 i.e Monday if not on Saturday.(NSS)