TSRTC Row: Telangana Government Should Follow MV Act For PrivatisationNovember 20, 2019 09:51
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TSRTC Row: Telangana Government Should Follow MV Act For Privatisation:- After the talks are not successful between the Telangana government and TSRTC JAC, the government announced that they would privatise 5100 routes of the corporation soon. and issue permits. A PIL challenging the state cabinet decision came for discussion in Telangana High Court yesterday. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice A. Abhishek Reddy heard the arguments. The hearing will continue today and High Court will announce their stand on privatisation. Chikkudu Prabhakar, the petitioner said that Telangana government already started the process of privatising 5100 routes in the state.
The High Court said that the government is in talks but the process is not yet initiated. The High Court bench said that the Telangana Government has no option but to follow the procedure as per Section 102 of the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act-1988 if the process of privatisation commences. The government of Telangana has to give an opportunity of hearing to any person likely to be affected by privatisation. An official Gazette should issue a notification on the privatisation in the regional language newspapers about the same. The High Court bench also said that if the process is not followed, anyone can challenge it in the court.
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