The Telangana High Court on Thursday directed the state government to hold discussions with the striking employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to resolve the issue.
A division bench led by Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh has given the verdict. According to reports, the court has expressed its displeasure and has posted the case for hearing on November 11.
The Telangana High Court on Thursday also lashed out at Chief Secretary SK Joshi and other senior officials of the government, pointing out that they had filed contradictory affidavits under oath, over the issue of dues payable to the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).
The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) strike has been going on over a month now. The employees started a strike on October 5. The Transport Corporation Joint Action Committee has been demanding for the merger of the Regional Transport Committee with the Telangana government. They are also asking for the prohibition of electric buses. According to reports, ever since the beginning of the strike, more than 2,000 busses have remained grounded in the State.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has given an ultimatum to the striking employees saying that the protestors would not allow to work after November 5.