Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 11 Highlights: Employees of Karnataka state-run transport corporations will be holding protests in Bengaluru, demanding they be considered government employees. The employees’ major demands are they be brought under the government’s payroll, provided the same privileges/incentives as government employees and compensation of Rs 30 lakh be paid to transport workers who died during Covid duty.
The protest by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and other state run corporations will likely affect bus services in the state today. According to the DCP (West), Bengaluru, seven depots of KSRTC and BMTC are currently not functional.
Meanwhile, work from home arrangements will continue for IT companies and others for “some more months” due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Karnataka government clarified on Tuesday.
According to Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan, the state government cannot direct companies to open offices. “They will open up eventually when the time is right. There is no thought before the government to ask companies to make its employees attend work at offices. The situation isn’t appropriate for us to ask so as well,” he said.