When asked by the court why the full salary was not given, the officials cited the financial crisis and said that the board has decided that till the financial situation gets better, the employees will be given half the salary. The court reprimanded it and said whether it should be assumed that a financial crisis has arisen on the state, and whether the law or the constitution gives the right to take such decisions on the board. The court said that it comes under the category of offence.
During the hearing, the government told the court that an amount of Rs 34 crore has been released, so that salary for the month of April-May can be given. Expressing displeasure over this reply of the government, the court asked that what is the planning ahead, they should also tell the court.
Let us inform that the Roadways Employees Union has filed a petition in the High Court demanding payment of salary. It has been said in the petition that if they go on strike for salary, then the government takes action against them under ESMA. The Roadways Employees Union also said in the petition that the distribution of assets worth 700 crores is to be received from the Uttar Pradesh government. Along with this, the government has given the liability of 45 lakhs including Kedarnath disaster on the government.
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