The Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister G.S. Bali today said that it revoked the services of 24 Joint Action Committee (JAC) employees who were dismissed by the Management for violating Himachal Pradesh High Court Order to not go on strike as it was declared illegal.
Mr. Bali who was interacting media persons during the Board of Director meeting of HRTC today said that all 24 JAC members who had given affidavit to the HRTC management submitting that they went on strike as they did not served notice about status of strike declared illegal by the high court. He said that BOD did not revoke dismissal of six employees who had not submitted affidavit to the management about the strike.
Minister Bali said that 10,000 employees of HRTC went on strike on Jun 14 on the various demands and 30 of them had been dismissed soon after the strike and 130 were served the notices by the HC for violating the court order.
The HRTC would wait for the court decision before taking any soft opinion on the 130 employees who are imploded in the court case now. “The BOD decided to revoke the 24 employees out of 30 JAC members today evening as the issue figure was listed in the meeting today” Mr. Bali informed.
There was hectic parley on the issue in the state for last few days on the matter as the state employees lead by Non Gazetted officer leader threaten to go on state wide protest supporting dismissed employees. Mr. Bali is in reconciliation moved ahead to take u turn today as he was facing wrath of employees and State Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh was in consonance of most of demand sought by the protesting HRTC employees.
HRTC have more than 2250 bus route which ply on number of state and interstate roads. The protest lodged by the HRTC staff was disrupting the services who were seeking to convert HRTC to Roadways and along with other demand.