Vastavam web: The management of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) told the Telangana High Court on Monday that it has no money to pay salaries for September to the striking employees. The TSRTC informed Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili that the public utility requires Rs 224 crore to pay the salaries to over 48,000 employees while it currently has only Rs 7.5 crore.
The organisation submitted this during the hearing on a petition by National Mazdoor Union, seeking direction to the TSRTC and the state government to pay salaries for the month of September to all the employees.
The petitioner argued that since the employees worked during the entire month of September, non-payment of salaries for the working period is unconstitutional. It also brought to the court’s notice that non-payment of salaries was driving employees to the suicides. After hearing the arguments from both sides, the judge adjourned the hearing to October 29.