HRTC drivers to get pay hike


Shimla : Salaries of drivers of the state run Himachal Road Transport Corporation(HRTC) will be raised from Rs 7700 to Rs 8310. With this they will get a monthly salary of Rs 11,310.

This decision was taken by the state Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur here today after presiding over the Board of Directors meeting of HRTC.

A decision was also taken to increase the grade pay of contractual employees from 100 to 125 percent. A proposal to increase reservation under kith and kin employment policy from five percent to 10 percent has been made which would be taken up in the next cabinet meeting. It has been decided to give priority in employment to the kin of those who die on duty. 

Approval was given to provide wages to part time and daily wage workers at par with the employees of the state government. The discussion was also held on providing facility of accident policy to the drivers and conductors of the corporation and it was decided that proposals would be invited in this regard from various service providers within two weeks.

It was approved that HRTC would enhance the share to 14 percent to its employees under New Pension Scheme on the analogy of the state government.

 HRTC will buy 100 electric buses with the financial assistance of the government of India and 267 other buses with assistance from the state government.

The pending leave encashment of the pensioners will be released for which a provision of Rs 7 crore has been made.

The decision has been made to provide four percent interim relief to the pensioners of the corporation from April, 2020 besides releasing the arrears of DA due from May 2015 to May 2016.