Speed Breaker for KCR's Plan for TSRTC:- After the TSRTC employees were not in a mood to call off the strike, Telangana Chief Minister KCR announced that he would privatise all the 5000 routes and he asked the officials to make all the necessary arrangements. The Central government yesterday gave a shock after they submitted the information to the Telangana High Court. The Centre said that TSRTC was not a statutory entity and AP's split with RTC was incomplete. This turned out to be a huge boost for the employees of TSRTC. Centre holds 33% share in TSRTC. N Rajeswara Rao, Assistant Solicitor-General of India clarified that APSRTC is yet to be bifurcated and they would take the call after that.
"The Telangana government neve sought to establish a legal entity called TSRTC under Section 47(A) of Transport Act which is mandatory. The Centre also has not approved the bifurcation of APSRTC as there was no request from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Union of India should approve any move as they hold a share in the corporation" said Rajeswara Rao. The High Court bench ruled out the contention made. As per the moves, Telangana Government will not be able to privatise the RTC till the assets will be divided between APSRTC and TSRTC. After all the formalities are done, the Centre has to approve their stand and this is a long process predicts legal experts.
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