TRS MLAs luring RTC staff to join duties: TSRTC JAC Convenor

Vastavam web: TSRTC JAC Convenor E Ashwathama Reddy on Monday made allegations that the government was trying to lure the RTC staff with money to join duties with the help of MLAs. The TSRTC leaders met Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and wanted her intervention to end the RTC crisis. Ashwathama Reddy alleged that some TRS MLAs were calling depot secretaries and offering money for joining the duties.

“The depot secretaries are lured by some TRS MLAs by offering Rs 1 lakh to the staff and also promised to take them to the chief minister. The workers will not heed and will continue their strike,” said Ashwathama. Replying to a question on the lockout of RTC, Reddy said the workers will not get boughed down with government tactics and would continue the strike.

He alleged that the government was lying to the High Court about the money required to disburse salaries. Management needs Rs 105 crore to disburse salaries to the employees but it had wrongly mentioned in the High Court that it requires more than Rs 200 crore. The RTC workers urged the government to cancel the orders of the government to call 30 per cent hire buses. “The hire buses should not cross 25 per cent as per the rule and there is no approval from the Board in the Corporation hence the decision of the government to go for 30 per cent hire buses is not valid,” said RTC JAC Co-Convenor K Raji Reddy.