Thursday, Oct 28 2021 | Time 04:35 Hrs(IST)
image
States » South


TTD denying equal wages to striking forest workers: Brinda Karat

TTD denying equal wages to striking forest workers: Brinda Karat

Tirupati, Sep 19 (UNI) Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) politburo member Brinda Karat said that the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) with thousands of crore income had denied basic wages to forest workers employed in TTD for 3 decades.

Expressing solidarity with the forest workers who were on relay hunger strike at TTD forest office, the CPM ideologue charged the TTD of robbing the poor labourers despite its huge wealth of Rs 14,000 crore deposits, 8 tonne gold and annual earnings in thousands.

She said the TTD management violated the Supreme Court verdict of equal pay for equal work .

She said before assuming power the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy assured to regularise the services of all TTD contract workers and even the TTD board passed a resolution to give time scale to all of them but no action .

The CPM leader said TTD which got crores as donations from devotees spent hundreds of crores on perks and programs of their choice but not for welfare of devotees and workers.

She said it was a shame that Jaganmohan Reddy government had appointed a jumbo TTD’s board of 81 members but failed to notice the 299 day long agitation of forest workers.

CPM Chittoor district secretary K Murali said a protest rally was organised on Monday to draw attention to the 300th day of the TTD forest workers agitation.
UNI XC VV JW

More News

2,000 kgs ganja worth Rs 2 Crore along with van, pilot car seized, two held in AP

28 Oct 2021 | 12:57 AM

Kakinada, Oct 27(UNI) The Chintur sub division police, on a routine checkup of vehicles on the highway near Sukumamidi bridge under Mothugudem police station limits on Wednesday seized a van clandestinely transporting 2,000 kgs of Ganja under 20 bags of coconut load.

see more..

Telangana CS holds meeting with forest and revenue officials on Podu land issues

28 Oct 2021 | 12:43 AM

Hyderabad, Oct 27 (UNI) With the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Wednesday held a meeting with forest and revenue officials to resolve the Podu land issues.

see more..

Technology should reach the poor and needy: Telangana Governor

28 Oct 2021 | 12:41 AM

Hyderabad, Oct 27 (UNI) Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has said that the technology should reach the poor and needy.

see more..

FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command calls on Telangana Governor

28 Oct 2021 | 12:19 AM

Visakhapatnam, Oct 27 (UNI) Vice Adm AB Singh, FOC-in-C Eastern Naval Command (ENC), called-on Telangana Governor and Lt Governor of Puducherry, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Bhawan at Hyderabad on Wednesday.

see more..

Couple commits suicide by hanging

28 Oct 2021 | 12:15 AM

Kakinada, Oct 27(UNI) A fishermen couple have committed suicide by hanging themselves to the ceiling with a rope at their residence in Agnikulakshatriyapet of Kajuluru village in Kajuluru mandal 35kms from here in the early hours of Wedenesday.

see more..
image