'Thackeray government responsible for my suicide', MSRTC ST conductor commit Suicide in Jalgaon

On Monday, an MSRTC bus conductor allegedly died by suicide in Jalgaon over erratic disbursement of salary. “For the last three months, he did not get his salary properly,” his brother was quoted as saying by ANI. “He has held the Thackeray government responsible for his death,” his brother added.

'Thackeray government responsible for my suicide', MSRTC ST conductor commit Suicide in Jalgaon
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A Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus conductor allegedly died by suicide in Jalgaon over erratic disbursement of salary. The family claimed that he didn’t get his salary properly and accused Thackery government for his death. Maharashtra Transport Minister, Anil Parab assured the employees of paying them one month's salary on November 09. Anil Parab said, “State Transport employees with pending salaries to be paid one month's salary today. Before Diwali, they will get two month's salary. They need not be disheartened and take extreme steps like suicide. Economic condition is bad now but we will find a way.”

“They need not be disheartened and take extreme steps like suicide. Economic condition is bad now but we will find a way,” Parab also said.

On Monday, an MSRTC bus conductor allegedly died by suicide in Jalgaon over erratic disbursement of salary. “For the last three months, he did not get his salary properly,” his brother was quoted as saying by ANI. “He has held the Thackeray government responsible for his death,” his brother added.

“My son was dealing with loans and used to get erratic and low salary and committed suicide because of it,” his father Anil Chaudhry said, ANI reported.

MSRTC has not paid the salaries of its employees for the last three months amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to have a devastating effect on the economy and businesses. As the economy is reopening after March due to the Covid-19 lockdown, many state governments are reeling under lack of revenues and are facing financial strain.

On October 30, the state-run corporation sought Rs 3,600 crore from the Maharashtra government for payment of salaries and other essential expenses. MSRTC needs Rs 292 crore per month for paying salaries to its employees. The cumulative losses of the transport body have ballooned to over Rs 5,500 crore, Parab who is also the chairperson of MSRTC, had said. The corporation is trying to raise money through external means as well, he had also said.