RTO staff protests privatisation move

RTO staff protests privatisation move

NASHIK: In line with the new Motor Vehicles Act, the central government has initiated the process of registering new vehicles through dealers and is planning to privatize the motor vehicle sector. Against the proposed move, officials of the Motor Vehicle Employees’ Union staged a protest in the premises of the Regional Transport Office against the central and state Gove3rnments. The central body of the state govt employees and the All India Federation of Motor Vehicle Technical Officers also supported the union against privatization.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced the privatization of services in the motor vehicles department since the union government amended the bill of motor vehicles in Parliament. Accordingly, the registration of new vehicles will be done by the dealer. This work belongs to the Department of Motor Vehicles and the union is totally opposed to its privatization. The government’s privatization policy has been opposed by state government employees’ union leader R G Karnik since 1990.

The same role is maintained by the union. Therefore, there is opposition to this privatization policy of the central government. It has been demanded that the pro-people policy should be implemented only by taking the employees into confidence. Dnyaneshwar Karanjkar, president of the Motor Vehicle Employees’ Union, has also warned to intensify the agitation. The central and state governments have started privatization and in the future recruitment will be disrupted and many youths will become unemployed, it said. Dnyaneshwar Karanjkar, President of Motor Vehicle Employees Union and Anup Wagh were present.

Working with black ribbons

The Motor Vehicles Department Employees’ Union protested against the government and drew attention of the government by shouting slogans against privatization. Similarly, the employees of the RTO worked with black ribbons so as not to obstruct the work of the citizens visiting the office.

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