Telangana Chief Minster Kalavakuntla Chandra Sekhar Rao has taken the boldest decision in his life. He has sacked about 48,000 RTC employees who demanded that their corporation should merge in Government. Nearly 50,000 employees and workers of the road transport corporation had been on strike since Friday midnight, demanding merger of the RTC with the government.
KCR ruled out any negotiation with the sacked employees. "It is an unpardonable crime that they went on a strike during the festive season and at a time when the TSRTC was incurring a huge loss of Rs.1,200 crore and its debt burden had gone up to Rs.5,000 crore," he said.
After hectic discussions, KCR has clarified that RTC will not merge with the government at any cost and decided to be stubborn on employees, who are on the strike. As per the RTC records, there were only 1200 employees who made it to their work on Saturday. KCR has directed officials to consider only those who made it their work yesterday and the rest stripped off from their work.
According to an official release, the government also said there will be no further talks with the striking unions. The state government has hired 2,500 buses for the festival rush. Some 4,114 buses will given state carriage permission and brought under the RTC. The situation is likely to stabilize in 15 days, it said.