CHANDIGARH, OCT 31
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced an enhanced ex-gratia of Rs 5000 each to all eligible class III and IV employees of Haryana Roadways in lieu of bonus for year 2012-13.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that about 17,000 employees would be benefited from the decision and it would cost Rs 8.5 crore to the state exchequer.
He said that maximum demands of Haryana Roadways Employees Workers Union have been accepted. He said that construction work of housing colonies for the employees of Haryana Roadways has already been started. The facility of free travel to widows of Haryana Roadways regular employee who dies while in service is also being provided in Haryana Roadways buses. This facility is being given till the time of superannuation of deceased employee.
He said that similarly, ex-gratia relief of Rs. five lakh is being provided on death of a contractual or daily wages employee of Haryana Roadways and in case of permanent disability, compensation to the extent of Rs.2.5 lakh is being provided depending upon the extent of disability. Process is in progress to increase the bus fleet from 3850 to 4500 by 2013-14. Recruitment of drivers is also in process.
He said that shoe allowance of employees had been enhanced from Rs.600 to Rs.1000 and night allowance raised from Rs. 18 to Rs.40. First aid boxes in Haryana Roadways buses, bus stands and workshops have been provided. The services of about 210 Haryana Roadways workers have also been regularized, he added.