MSRTC Strike Row: Merger Of Corporation With Maharashtra Govt Not Feasible, Says Panel Report

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The state government-appointed committee has reportedly mentioned that the merger of the state corporation with the government and thus treating its employees as government workers weren’t practically and administratively feasible, reported the news agency PTI.

On Friday, March 4, the committee’s report was tabled in the state assembly. The said report suggested the rejection of the demand made by the personnel of the Maharashtra State Road Transport (MSRTC) for the merger with the state government.

It recommends the maintaining of the independent status of the corporation. Based on the account, in the report, the panel recommended that the government instead make a budgetary provision for the next four years.

This according to them will enable the timely payment of wages to the employees. Post a said period of time, the financial status should be revisited and a decision should be undertaken about the financial assistance.

It has been reported that the committee included retired chief secretary Debashish Chakravarty, additional chief secretary (transport) Ashish Kumar Singh, additional chief secretary (finance) Manoj Saunik.

For those unversed, the state transport corporation’s employees have been on a strike since November 2021, over the above-mentioned demands. Many politicians have been urging the employees to return to work.

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