Doctors to stage protest on April 25; KSRTC men, from Friday

Doctors to stage protest on April 25; KSRTC men, from Friday

Indian Medical Association (IMA), Mysore, is organising a rally at 9 am at J K Grounds on April 25 to protest imposition of trade licence fee on doctors.

According to a release issued by IMA, a joint action committee comprising of doctors from all specialties and all fields of medical practise including clinical laboratories, dentistry, ayurveda, homeopathy and unani have been constituted to protest levy of trade licence fee by Mysore City Corporation (MCC).

IMA has stated that even though engineers, lawyers, chartered accountants and financial consultants have been exempted, levy has been imposed on them. The action committee has however, reassured public that this protest is only to see that costs of medical treatment do not become  a burden on patients. Even during protest, all emergency cases will be attended at all private hospitals.

All registered medical practitioners including those who are not members of IMA or other professional bodies have been requested to participate in this protest meeting, the release added.

KSRTC indefinite stir

Joint Union of KSRTC Employees Association here on Monday alleged that administration department of KSRTC is collecting fine of almost Rs 24 crore from employees. The employees are also being transferred on charge of attending conventions of employees’ associations.

Addressing a press meet, representative of the Union H R Sheshadri said, KSRTC labourers are exploited since several years. Salaries of transport department employees of all four divisions are kept unrevised though salaries of all departments are revised. Even benefits of insurance and PF are not provided to employees.

More than 35,000 employees since several years are working as trainees. Minister for transport who claims that transport department is in profit does not respect employees’ hard work behind it. Since 1996, the department has almost stopped discussing any issue with employees, because of which problems are not being solved.

“Frustrated with such issues of transport department, employees have decided to move rationally.  All workers’ associations of all four divisions have joined hands for the movement. Workers would stage indefinite protest from April 27,” he said.

M Mallaiah, Raghav Raju, Vijayendra, Shafique and others were present.

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