Inflation is at its peak in the country and due to increase in inflation, the income of the working people is not increasing. But there is a good news for the employees of the government department that the government has decided to increase their salary. According to media reports, Karnataka state Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said that his government has cut salaries of employees of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL), electricity supply companies (ESCOMS) by 20 percent and transport corporations by 15 percent. Is. ,
Government’s big decision before assembly elections
According to media reports, the decision was taken weeks before the regional elections after several rounds of talks with the government by KPTCL, ESCOMS and Transport Corporation employees, who have been demanding a wage hike for a long time. The Chief Minister of Bommai said that KPTCL and ESCOMS employees had requested for wage revision. Our minister (Power Minister V Sunil Kumar) and the staff discussed for two or three days after which we were able to take a decision. I agree to increment of 20% and issue orders in this matter.
Salary has not been increased for two years
Talking to the media, he said that the employees of the Transport Department are also demanding a salary hike, which they claim has not been increased for two years. After two or three rounds of talks with Sriramulu’s transport minister and officials, I decided to increase his salary by 15%. Ordinances will also be issued in this regard.
Valid from 1st April
According to officials, the salary hike will be effective from April 1. Employees of KPTCL and ESCOMS called off the proposed protest on Thursday after talks with the Prime Minister on Wednesday night. The Joint Action Committee of the Road Transport Corporation (RTC) trade union had earlier called for an indefinite strike from March 21 over wage hike. Regional elections in Karnataka are due in May, but the date is yet to be announced.
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