The Chief Minister had earlier hiked the salaries of the sanitary workers who were working hard to keep the city clean and he promised then that their salaries will be hiked again.
Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan and Commissioner Janardhan Reddy also requested the Chief Minister to hike the salaries of sanitation workers.
Against this backdrop, the Chief Minister held a review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here on Tuesday and decided to increase the salary of sanitary workers by Rs 1500 per month.
At the time of Telangana State’s formation the salary was only Rs 8, 500 and the Chief Minister had increased it to Rs 12,500. Now, Rs 1500 hike is given to make the salary Rs 14,000 per month.
There were requests for increase in salaries of sanitation workers in other municipalities too. For this, the Chief Minister responded positively and asked Principal Secretary Navin Mittal to find out the financial position of the municipalities, their income and expenditure.
The Chief Minister said that the decision on the hike would be taken after getting the required information.
Chief Secretary SP Singh, Navin Mittal and Commissioner Janardhan Reddy and others participated in the meeting. (INN)