HYDERABAD: Telangana High Court which conducted a hearing over TSRTC Strike had made some key comments on the RTC strike. HC made it clear that the strike taken up the RTC employee is not illegal. The HC gave this verdict after listening to the argument of an advocate Krishnaiah who is speaking on behalf of the state government on Monday, November 1.
Krishnaiah reminded the HC that the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will fall under Emergency Services (Esma) as it is declared as a public utility service. He even appealed the judge to take action against TSRTC Strike.
However, the High Court said that ESMA could only be used when emergency services were stopped and that the RTC strike was not illegal. The court even said that they could not declare the strike illegal without any evidence. The relief cannot be given and the strike cannot be declared illegal in the name of public utility.
The HC reminded the Chief Minister KCR led Telangnaa government and the RTC Management over its suggestion to hold talks with the RTC employees. The hearing has been postponed to tomorrow. During the hearing, the government presented the decision of the state cabinet to the High Court during the proceedings to privatise the various routes of the state.