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Over 600 government buses have stayed off the roads across the state for OSRTC staff agitation

Bhubaneswar:21/8/18: Over 600 government buses have stayed off the roads across the state as the employees of Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) on Tuesday resorted to a three-day agitation.

The OSRTC employees have launched the agitation to press their four-point charter of demands, including regularization of contractual employees.

Communication in Jeypore of Kendrapara has largely been affected as people in the area widely depend on government buses to reach Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and other important cities in the state.

Nearly 60 buses plying from Badambadi bus stand in Cuttack have remained off road leaving commuters in the lurch.

“We demand same wage for same work and payment of salary as per the 7th Pay Commission. We also demand regularization of contractual employees. If the state government fails to fulfil our genuine demands, we will intensify the strike in the days to come”, a member of All Odisha State Road Transport Corporation Association said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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