The three-day window period given by the Telangana Chief Minister to striking TSRTC employees to rejoin work ended on Tuesday midnight. And less than 1% which means around 300 out of the total 48,600 employees resumed duty. Most of them who joined are nearing their retirement and do not want to risk their retirement benefits.
The Chief Minister already confirmed that there is no way that the employees will be allowed after the deadline and he would also consider privatizing 5,300 RTC Routes. It has to be seen if the High Court will finally interfere in this issue. The Central Government has a 31% stake in RTC and is observing the incidents in the state from the sidelines.
RTC employees were without salaries for two months now and there are continuous threats by the Chief Minister, the government expected that this weakens the employees resolve to stay off work. But that did not happen. It has to be seen what happens next in this saga
CM KCR is not keen on letting them go easy as he feels he has public support in this issue as is evident from the result of Huzoornagar by-election.