KARIMNAGAR/KHAMMAM: BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister Gangula Kamalakar on Friday said that opposition parties had used the TSRTC workers’ deaths for their own political gains.
The Minister was speaking after handing over Rs 2.5 lakh financial assistance and appointment letters to children of deceased RTC workers Babu and Kareem Khan on Friday. The sons of two deceased workers have been appointed as junior assistants in RTC.
The Minister along with RTC Regional Manager, Karimnagar region, Jeevan Prasad visited the houses of the deceased workers in Arepalli and Teegala Guttapalli in Karimnagar town and handed over the letters to the family members. “Once again, it has been proved that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar is a good human since he has provided jobs to the children of deceased RTC works besides extending financial assistance,” he said.
The State government was taking measures to provide jobs to family members of RTC workers who were died during the strike period. “However, opposition parties were only indulging in politics over dead bodies,” he said, and advised people to be alert against such politics. Besides financial assistance, double bedroom houses would also be provided to the deceased workers’ families, he said.
In Khammam, the corporation offered jobs to one member from each of the families of two TSRTC workers who died during the recent strike period in Khammam. The appointment letters would be handed over on Saturday.
It may be recalled that in Khammam district, three RTC workers died. Of them, Khammam depot driver D Srinivas Reddy and Sathupalli depot conductor K Neeraja had committed suicide while another driver Sk. Khaja Miya of Sathupalli died of heart stroke.
Khammam RTC Regional Manager (RM) SVG Krishna Murthy told Telangana Today on Friday that junior assistant posts have been offered to Khaja Miya’s son Firadouse and Neeraja’s husband B Rajashekar based on their qualification.
The appointment letters would be handed over to the two on Saturday as they both have expressed consent to join the TSRTC. The family members of driver Srinivas Reddy sought sometime to take a decision regarding the job offer, the RM said.
He further informed that ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh which the State government offered to the families of the deceased RTC workers was handed over to Srinivas Reddy’s wife D Savitri, Khaja Miya’s wife Sk Karimun and Neeraja’s husband Rajashekar.
The District Collector RV Karnan handed over the ex-gratia cheques along with gratuity amount, Krishna Murthy said.