A decision is taken to release 10 percent dearness allowance installment to the employees of Himachal Pradesh Road transport Corporation (HRTC) to be paid in cash with the salary of April, 2011 and the arrear from 1st July 2010 to 31st March, 2011 will credit to their GPF accounts. This is decided in the meeting of Board of Directors of HRTC held under the Chairmanship of Transport Minister Mahendar Singh Thakur.

The other decisions are release of 2nd installment of Rs. 10,000/- from arrears of revision of pay scales in cash on the pattern of government employees, to increase the enhancement of wages of contractual employees from 20 percent to 30 percent due from February 2011, pending decision on revision of wages to initial pay plus grade pay under consideration with the finance department, to regularize all contractual employees who have completed eight years of service in HRTC as on 31st March 2010.

It was decided to recommend the case for conversion of booking agents to the posts of Transport Multipurpose Assistants (TMPA’s)/bus sahayaks to the service committee. The matter regarding re-designating Conductors as senior conductors and drivers as senior drivers alongwith payment of Rs. 100 as special allowance per month who have completed 23 years of service in HRTC would be placed before service committee.

The Board also recommended taking up the matter with the State Government for filling up the posts of conductors as bus sahayak on commission basis and the drivers against the vacant posts, falling vacant upto 31 December, 2012.

It was also decided to place the matter before Service Committee for conversion of meal rate Washer Boys as daily wage employees and also to get the same approved from the Council of Ministers for creation of such posts.