JAC joins issue with Government

Pick holes in Government's claim on Rs. 600 crore package

Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: The Joint Action Committee of unions comprising APSRTC employees has refuted the Government's claim that the financial implications of the unions' demands came to Rs. 3,240 crores.

At a press conference on Tuesday, JAC leaders B. Rama Rao (APSRTC Employees Union), M. Nageswara Rao (Transport Mazdoor Sangh), Syed Mahmood (National Mazdoor Union) and Lakshmaiah of the Staff and Workers Federation said they were only demanding that the Government stand guarantee and put it down in writing, for about Rs. 800 crores taken as loans by the corporation from financial institutions. They refused to accept the Government's contention that it had already sanctioned an interim package for the corporation of roughly Rs. 600 crores.

Unhappy with HC decision

Meanwhile, the State councils of CPI and All-India Youth Federation have expressed displeasure at the High Court's decision on the strike by the APSRTC employees.

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