Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao got a boost in the High Court on Monday over the issue of TSRTC strike, which entered 45th day today.
The High Court made it clear that it cannot issue any directions to the state government on TSRTC strike and referred the issue to the Labour Commissioner.
The HC directed labour commissioner to hold talks with RTC unions and resolve the strike within two weeks.
The High Court stated that it has certain limitations on this issue and it cannot go beyond this.
High Court’s directions were in line with KCR’s stand who has been arguing all along that High Court has power to give directions to government on RTC strike.
KCR made this statement while addressing a press conference at Telangana Bhavan on October 24, after TRS won Huzurnagar bypoll seat with a stunning majority.
KCR claimed that RTC strike is the issue between the government and the employees unions and it has to resolved only in the labour court and not in any other courts.
The High Court directions given on Monday proved that KCR was right in his arguments.
Now, the employees are left with no option but to call off their strike and rejoin duties to protect their jobs.
They already lost three month salaries due to strike and not in a position to afford to lose any salary futher.