Court stalls KCR cabinet decision on RTC privatisation

Court stalls KCR cabinet decision on RTC privatisation

Court stalls KCR cabinet decision on RTC privatisation
November 09
19:34 2019

The  Telangana High Court has shocked the KCR government and stayed the decision of the cabinet to privatize 5,100 bus routes in the state

Goverment decision amid the month long 48,000 RTC employees’ indefinite strike had earned the court wrath in view of KCR belligerent comments against employees and as well misinformation to courts .

The court’s stay order comes at a time when the protesting bus employees refused to call off the strike Despite Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had set a second November 9 deadline for employees to return to work.

On the petition filed by PL Vishweshwar Rao, court pulled up the concerned officials for not being able to produce state cabinet’s decisions and instructed the chief secretary  to not implement the cabinet decisions

In the court, the Assistant Solicitor General BS Prasad said that the Centre did not recognize the TSRTC formation by the state government. The centre is yet to bifurcate the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation and the state government did not seek its permission for privatizing the bus routes.

Meanwhile, the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said  that the Centre with 31 percent share, yet to bifurcate the APSRTC and has not recognized its division by the  Telangana government.

Meanwhile, the Regional Commissioner Provident Fund has issued notices to Managing Director of RTC Sunil Sharma to deposit Rs 760 crore in employees’ accounts cautioning it heavy penalty on the RTC management.In a tit for tat with striking employees The government had alleges that the RTC management was yet to pay Rs 450 crore towards transport tax.


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