Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Friday directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to resolve the issues of its non-executive employees at the earliest.
“Efforts be made to resolve the issues as early as possible so that Metro operations are not hampered in any manner,” Gahlot said in a letter to the DMRC managing director.
Offering his help to DMRC, in case his intervention is needed to resolve the issue, the transport minister also sought the progress of talks between the officials and the employees.
Delhi Metro services might be severely affected from Saturday as the non-executive staff of the transporter have threatened to go on a strike, if their demands are not met by then.
Some of the non-executive staff of DMRC have been demonstrating at a few metro stations, including Yamuna Bank and Shahdara, since June 19 in support of their eight-point demands.
The employees have been protesting over a number of issues, including pay-scale revision, modification of DMRC Staff Council as an employees union, proper guidelines for removal of an employee in extreme conditions, among others.
There are nearly 12,000 people employed with the transporter, with non-executive staffers accounting for about 9,000.
(With inputs from agencies)