Himachal HC declares HRTC strike illegal


The Himachal Pradesh High Court declared the Himachal Road Transport Corporation strike as illegal asking the management to sort out the demands of transport staff by June 20 and file a suitable report before the court on the next day of the hearing.

The Division bench of High Court comprising of Chief Justice Mr. Amir Ahmad Mir and Justice Mr. Tarlok Singh Chauhan ordered while hearing a written petition filed by a social welfare trust stating that the HRTC management should end the dead lock after making consultation with the protesting employees.

The Court ordered the Principal Secretary Transport Mr. Sanjay Gupta and Managing Director of HRTC to come out with the status report on next date of hearing on Jun 20 after making consultation with the protesting employees. However the Court said that call of complete HRTC strike is illegal as it would affect the public service.

It has been stated that HRTC joint action committee has given the call of complete strike on Jun 14 and June 15 for not fulfilling their demand by the management. The government assured the protesting employees that it was ready to consider most of their demands expect converting HRTC roadways.

Talking to media persons today, Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh said that the HP Government has directed the management to consider all genuine demands HRTC staff however, it would not able to consider the demand of converting HRTC roadways. Meanwhile Joint Action committee met under the leadership of Mr. Shanker Singh showed ignorance about the High Court baring the strike. He said that the committee would give due respect to the High Court however, they did not received any order of court so far.

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