No merger of MSRTC with Govt: Report
The tangle of strike of State Transport employees is not likely to be resolved. The Committee constituted by the State Government to deliberate on the demand of merger of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) with the State Government, has reported in negative.
The Committee has reported that the merger of MSRTC with the Government is not possible. The details of the report, however, are likely to be revealed later.
Maharashtra Transport minister Anil Parab has stated that the report will be discussed during the budget session of the State Legislature, beginning Thursday.
The loer grade employees are on the strike for the last over four months. The MSRTC suffered huge losses as the buses came to grinding halt, as drivers and conductors were among those on the strike.
Even after the State Government offered wage hike, the employees continued with their strike. During the Corona pandemic when the buses did not operate, many temporary employees were removed from service. The regular ones were not paid salaries regularly.
Under the fear of losing jobs, the employees launched strike, with the lone demand of merger with the State Government. The issue could not be resolved, as the State Government was of the opinion that similar demand can be raised by other corporations or agencies.