He had criticised the government’s policies during the recently held Singareni Collieries’ Workers Union election.

Telangana RTC conductor suspended for critical Facebook post on CM KCR
news Criticism Thursday, November 02, 2017 - 07:53

A conductor of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) was suspended from service for posting comments on social media against the state Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

The conductor from Nizamabad-I depot, identified as D Sanjeev, had criticised the government’s policies on Facebook during the recently held Singareni Collieries’ Workers Union election.

Viewing his posts as critical of the government and its policies, vigilance officials wrote a letter to the Nizamabad depot, following which an inquiry was initiated against him.

The conductor was pulled up by vigilance and security officials to explain his actions on October 6, following which they conducted a probe and filed a report that the employee 'misguided the public'.

Following this, the depot manager issued the suspension order earlier this week on Monday. 

Sanjeev was told that he need not attend the depot office during the period of suspension and he would be paid subsistence allowance at half the rate of pay and allowance during the period of suspension, the Times of India reported.

Responding to his suspension, Sanjeev dubbed it 'injustice' and said that he was mulling to take the issue to court. 

Meanwhile, the Bahujan Workers’ Union of the TSRTC has called for a protest, asking all workers and employees to attend duties while wearing a black badge on Thursday.

Last month, Sanjeev allegedly wrote that the government would cheat the coal mine workers as it did to the TSRTC employees.

In his posts, he also wrote against the TSRTC for forcing them to work for at least 16 hours without giving an off, the next day.

One of his posts read, “The government claims that it had given Rs 250 crore to the RTC from the GHMC but in reality, the TSRTC did not get even a single paisa.”


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