Govt buckles to strike threat by KPTCL staff, announces 20 pay revision

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BENGALURU: With the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) employees threatening to go on strike from March 16, the state government has finally given into their demand and announced a 20 per cent pay revision.

Energy Minister V Sunil Kumar, who held a meeting with a meeting with the KPTCL employees’ union, wherein the latter insisted on a pay hike. However, after considering the budget, a 20 per cent pay hike with effect from 2022 was accepted and an order to this effect was issued on Wednesday.

In view of the development, the KPTCL employees have called off their proposed indefinite strike and no interruption in power supply is expected.

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