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    Government defrayal continues to elude hired-vehicle owners

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    Government defrayal continues to elude hired-vehicle owners

    Hyderabad: The Government departments hiring vehicles of owner-cum-drivers are yet to free from clouds or mist or haze their bills over the final several months. Around 19,000 vehicles engaged on hire by the Transport Department are propagate in various government departments. Drivers ire that they have got been facing difficulties to earn for a livelihood as the departments have got not cleared their bills yet.

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    Adding to their woes, Telangana Four-Wheeler Driver’s Association said that there has been no revision of fixed hire charges for vehicles engaged on hire since final five years and have got demanded for revision of hire charges for their vehicles.

    According to the Telangana Four-Wheeler Driver’s Association, a absolute majority of drivers-cum-owners have got not received the bills amounts for the final 6 to 8 months and most of the bills have got been pending since a year.

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    The bills of taxation department, Panchayat Raj, Women’s and kid department, terra firma HO, drugs discipline in personal activities among not the same departments are yet to be cleared yet. Every expense including energy has been done from the operator of a motor vehicle’s pouch inside a garment. We owner-cum drivers are facing difficulties to expend for our livelihood, said the drivers.

    There are over 19,000 owners-cum-drivers propagate in all the Government departments. Shaik Salauddin, State President of the formal organization of people said, “We are about 19,000 families in the entire Government departments and these families in all Departments are dependent on this hired vehicle system. We are helpless as the bills haven’t been cleared for about 6, 8, 10, 12 months and few for the last two years,” he added.

    “Our vehicles are mostly used for Government departments round the clock for most difficult jobs like Enforcement duties, protocol duties and other emergencies, but our payments are delayed and long-pending,” he pointed out. “We demand the government and departments to clear the hired vehicle bills at the earliest and not delay our payments further.”

    The hire charges were also increased in 2017, with Rs 33,000 in districts and Rs 34,000 in Greater Hyderabad both for 2,500 kms. According to a schema organization of concepts, the concerning things personal vehicles, which are registered as a Taxi can only be hired for Government work that you are obliged to perform, he added.

    Drivers rued that Rs 34,000 is not enough, as now the cost of living and alimony has increased. The entire expenses including energy, taxes, physical fitness, permits and not the same fares were also increased and paying EMIs has also got hard as our bills haven’t got cleared yet, said Mohammed Yousufuddin, a operator of a motor vehicle.

    For revision of hire charges for our vehicles, the formal organization of people also gave a representation to the State Transport government minister, Principal secretarial assistant and commissioner of shipping department, but no steps have got been taken yet. We owners-cum-drivers ability and desire to purchase goods and services for the revision of hire charges,” said Kune Prakash, General secretarial assistant of the formal organization of people.

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