Salary of HRTC drivers to be increased, pensioners will get interim relief

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  • BOD of HRTC held

Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur here today presided over the Board of Directors meeting of Himachal Road Transport Corporation in which several important decisions were taken.

The decision has been made to enhance the salary of working drivers of the corporation by Rs. 7700 to Rs. 8310 and with this, they will get monthly salary of Rs. 11,310. A decision was taken to increase the grade pay of contractual employees from 100 to 125 percent. A proposal to increase reservation under kith and kin employment policy from five percent to 10 percent has been made which would be taken up in the next cabinet meeting. It has been decided to give priority in employment to the kin of those who die while on duty. 

Approval was given to provide wages to part time and daily wage workers at par with the employees of the state government. The discussion was also held on providing facility of accident policy to the drivers and conductors of the corporation and it was decided that proposals would be invited in this regard from various service providers within two weeks.

It was approved that the Corporation would enhance the share to 14 percent to its employees under New Pension Scheme on the analogy of the state government.

 It was decided that the Corporation will purchase 100 electric buses with the financial assistance of the government of India and 267 other buses with assistance from the state government. The pending leave encashment of the pensioners will be released for which a provision of rupees seven crore has been made.

The decision has been made to provide four percent interim relief to the pensioners of the corporation from April, 2020 besides releasing the arrear of DA due from May 2015 to May 2016. 

Vice Chairperson of the Corporation Vijay Agnihotri, Principal Secretary J.C Sharma, and Managing Director Sandeep Bhatnagar were also present in the meeting.