By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru : I have asked PIO of Chief Minister and Additional chief secretary and RCS JRCS DRCS of co-operation department toprovide me information and reasons under section 4(I) (d) ofRTI Act as Chief Minister Sri Siddaramaiah provided in-correct false and misleading reply to legislature on question number 1452 on dated 21-03-2017 stating that VRS Salaries were already paid to 66 employees of Malleshwaram Co-operative society where as fact remains that they were not paid If it is paid as CM reply states then let RCS JRCS DRCS Liquidator provide the proof of payment of VRS Salaries or face privilege motion for providing false reply to legislature .This reply CM made on the basis of false information provided by co-operation department principal secretary RCS JRCS DRCS and Liquidator in respect of 66 employees of Malleshwaram Co-operative society When VRS Salaries so receivable on account of voluntary retirement of the each employee " equivalent to three months' salary for each completed year of service, or salary at the time of retirement multiplied by the balance months of service left before the date of retirement on superannuation whichever is less as per as per citations in WA Nos 3702-3703/2011 (S-RES0 dated 07-08-2012) and industrial dispute Act and as per nationally accepted schemes of Government and which was not paid but CM replied that it was paid to each employee. It is not question of delay it is duty of Government need to understand as per citation in KRISHNA REDDY AND OTHERS V. THE SPECIAL DEPUTY COLLECTOR reported in AIR 1988 SC 2123 has this to say in para 12:if salaries are not paid in time they need to pay interest for the delay they are making and now for 15 years delay they have to pay interest as per SC order for delayed payment The 66 employees cannot have a dispute on salaries with liquidator as it is duty of liquidator as per KCS Act and circulars and industrial dispute Act as per several supreme court and high court orders citations to pay the VRS salaries before discharging any other dues of society has as per its balance sheet .Request is made to pay VRS salaries with interest for delayed payment before 66 employees die a natural death .The CM CO-OPRATION DEPARTMENT RCS JRCS DRCS LQUIDATOR ARETHE PUBLIC AUTHORITY is under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(I) (a) (b) (c) (d) RTI Act.
VRS Salaries not paid . Liquidator is providing false incorrect and misleading information. Not giving salaries is human right violation. If RCS JRCS DRCS ARCS salaries are stopped then they will know the pain of 66 Employees of Malleshwaram Co-operative Society Limited who are deprived of their lively hood and VRS salaries .Liquidator is Winding-up Authority of co-operation department need to pay VRS Salaries on priority. When they are taking salaries why they are reluctant to pay the salaries of employees of 66 Employees of Malleshwaram Co-operative Society Limited and delaying salaries in the guise of section 70 of the Act which is not applicable to them .It is duty and not a dispute of co-opeartion department . VRS Retirement benefits are the accumulated savings of a lifetime of service. Denial, non-payment or delayed payment of the same is not only tantamount to denial of an individual's rightful property, but is also a violation of the human rights of the victim and their next of kin wherein their livelihood is affected, often times resulting in untold misery, starvation and poverty.In the present globalised scenario, right sizing of the manpower employed in an organisation has become an important management strategy in order to meet the increased competition. The voluntary retirement scheme(VRS) is the most humane technique to provide overall reduction in the existing strength of the employees. It is a technique used by companies for trimming the workforce employed in the industrial unit. It is now a commonly method used to dispense off the excess manpower and thus improve the performance of the organisation. It is a generous,tax-free severance payment to persuade the employees to voluntarily retire from the company. It is also known as 'Golden Handshake' as it is the golden route to retrenchment. In India, the Industrial Disputes Act,1947 puts restrictions on employers in the matter of reducing excess staff by retrenchment, by closures of establishment and the retrenchment process involved lot of legalities and complex procedures. Also, any plans of retrenchment and reduction of staff and workforce are subjected to strong opposition by trade unions. Hence, VRS was introduced as an alternative legal solution to solve this problem. It allowed employers including those in the government undertakings, to offer voluntary retirement schemes to off-load the surplus manpower and no pressure is put on any employee to exit. It was introduced in both the public and private sectors. Public sector undertakings, however, have to obtain prior approval of the government before offering and implementing the VRS.