Jawahar Yadav, has appealed to the Haryana Roadways employees not to go on strike in public interest.
Chandigarh, August 22– The Haryana Housing Board Chairman, Mr Jawahar Yadav, has appealed to the Haryana Roadways employees not to go on strike in public interest.
Interacting with media persons here today, he said that the Transport Minister, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, had, in a telephonic conversation with representatives of the Roadways employees’ union, appealed to them not to go on strike as it would cause inconvenience to the people. Most of their demands have already been accepted by the state government, and the remaining were being considered sympathetically.
Mr Yadav said that due to the failures of the previous governments, some Haryana Roadways drivers and conductors, recruited after 2003, had not been regularised, due to which they were unable to avail themselves of the benefits of ACP and NPS.
The present state government is exploring possible provisions to regularise them at the earliest so that they could also get the benefits. After regularisation, drivers and conductors recruited between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2002 would be able to enjoy these benefits, Mr Yadav said.
The previous INLD Government led by Mr Om Prakash Chautala and the Congress government led by Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, had deceived the employees which caused these complications. But the present government is making consistent efforts to remove them, he added.
The state government has released bonus for 2013-14 which should have been released during the tenure of the previous Congress government. The bonus for 2014-15 would soon be disbursed as it had already been approved by the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Mr Yadav said.
Recruitment to the 930 posts of conductors and 908 posts of helpers and storemen on a regular basis and 1,500 posts of drivers on contract basis in the Transport Department would soon be conducted through the Haryana Staff Selection Commission. An advertisement in this regard would be released within one week.
He said that 300 new buses would be inducted into the fleet of Haryana Roadways and the process to induct Volvo and air-conditioned buses was also underway. Night halt allowance beyond 25 kilometres from headquarters or depot, would be provided to all drivers and conductors. Uniform allowance has also been issued to the workers of Haryana Roadways, Mr Yadav added.