Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has announced to pay the liabilities of overtime allowance and night allowance of the Drivers and Conductors of HRTC to the tune of Rs. 11 crore in two instalments within a period of two months. He was presiding over a meeting of four Employees Unions including HRTC INTUC, HRTC Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, HRTC Drivers Union and HRTC Conductors Union here today.
The Chief Minister also announced to release three percent Dearness Allowance to the employees and pensioners of HRTC, besides clearing the medical reimbursement bills of the employees and pensioners shortly. He said that the financial condition of the State was precarious and despite that, the State Government was ensuring the welfare of the employees of the State. He said that the State Government would extend full cooperation to support the HRTC to bring it out from the financial losses, but the cooperation of the employees was also vital for it.
The State Government would clear all the financial liabilities of HRTC gradually as the Government was initiating various steps to mobilize the revenue resources, said the Chief Minister.
Deputy Chief Minister, Mukesh Agnihotri thanked the Chief Minister for acceding to the demands of the HRTC Unions and said that HRTC employees have more expectations from Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu due to his emotional attachment with the organization.
The Employees Unions of HRTC expressed their gratitude for accepting their various demands including reinstating the Old Pension Scheme for the employees of the HRTC.
MLA Rajesh Dharmani, OSD to the Chief Minister, Gopal Sharma, Managing Director HRTC, Sandeep Kumar and representatives of HRTC Employees Unions were present on the occasion amongst others.