Low floor buses strike continues in Jaipur even as Model Code of Conduct comes into force
The JCTSL drivers are demanding salary hike as per the provisions of 7th pay commission, arrears in dearness allowance and bonus.
Last Updated: October 9, 2018, 12:29 pm
Jaipur: The model code of conduct has been implemented in Rajasthan but the employees of Jaipur City Transport Services Limited (JCTSL) have not ended their strike. The strike has been going on for the past 22 days. The strike has crippled the public transport service in Jaipur as low-floor buses are still not running on the roads. The JCTSL drivers are demanding salary hike as per the provisions of 7th pay commission, arrears in dearness allowance and bonus. JCTSL Chairman Ashok Lahoti and MD Suresh Ola had a word with JCTSL employees and agreed to their 23 demands. They promised to send the request of 7th pay commission for the employees to the state government too. Mayor and Chairman of JCTSL Ashok Lahoti said that ‘We had a word with the employees’ union several times. We agreed to their demands too but they are still continuing the strike for the action against seventh pay commission’. Low floor buses are not being operated in the city for the past 22 days due to which more than 2.5 lakh passengers are suffering daily, added Lahoti. According to JCTSL MD Suresh Ola, the decision on the JCTSL employees’ demands will take place after the new government will be formed after the assembly elections. Nothing can be done as the model code of conduct has come into force. The employees should resume work as nothing can be done until December. Daily commuters are suffering due to the strike. Jaipur City Transport Services Limited is a city bus service for Jaipur being operated by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC). The RSRTC employees have ended their strike on Saturday with the enforcement of the model code of conduct in the state but the JCTSL employees are still continuing with their strike.
First published: October 9, 2018