Govt Averse To HC Decision On Three-Judge Panel To Mediate In RTC Crew Strike

State Govt Pays Tributes To Ambedkar

Hyderabad, Nov.13 (Maxim News): The State government on Wednesday expressed its inability to accede to the proposal of High Court for constitution of a high-power committee comprising three former judges of Supreme Court to resolve the dispute of TSRTC striking employees. The government also urged the court to refer the matter to the Labour Commissioner saying he is the appropriate authority for taking further steps in the matter as provided under Section 10 of the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947.

In response to the pleadings of the State government, the senior counsel for trade unions told the court that the HC had powers to constitute a committee. He also told the High Court that he would place case laws on the issue as to whether the government’s consent was required or not for constituting a committee. Following this, the court posted the matter to November 18 for further hearing on the batch of Public Interest Litigations filed on the issue.

The strike reached 40th day on Wednesday. While the JAC plans to abide by the Court’s direction, the government counsel urged the Court to give a direction to Labour Commissioner to adjudicate on the RTC crew strike issue. He also said the RTC strike case is in the labour Court. The RTC workers are on the illegal strike against the norms, he contended. The Court is to give its verdict on the RTC strike and its legality to end the crisis. The stay on RTC routes privatization will continue, the court said. The Centre has denied recognition to TSRTC formation. (Maxim News)

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