Impasse Ends as TS, AP Tourism Staff Call off Stir

Published: 25th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Just two more days to go for the ‘World Tourism Day’, and the employees of Tourism Development Corporation (TDC) of both the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh  finally ended their five-day long protest for the rights over working space at the head office at Himayatnagar on Wednesday.

None of the employees from both states attended work for five days and literally stood on the road to protest. As the issue was going out of hand, the top brass of tourism department rushed to make truce between the employees.

After discussion on Wednesday evening, the principal secretary of Tourism and Culture, Telangana, BP Acharya directed the TSTDC employees to end their protest and allow their counterparts from APTDC inside the head office. ‘’Officials from both states made an agreement and the TDC functions as usual from Thursday,” said P Ramakrishna, president of Telangana Tourism Employees Union.

The disputes broke out between the staff of TSTDC and APTDC on September 19 when TS employees barred their AP counterparts from entering the head office and asked them to shift to the newly allocated Tank Bund office. It ended up as a five-day long protest by both the employee groups as AP staff refused to shift citing their rights given by the AP Reorganisation Act.

Though the issue was solved temporarily on Wednesday, there is a high possibilty that it may reoccur. An employee from TSTDC claimed that the agreement was made only for short period of time and soon APTDC office will have be move to the new office.

However, the APTDC employees dismissed the claims made by their counterparts from Telangana.

C Ramakrishna the assistant manager at APTDC said, “Both the TDCs made an unconditional agreement to share the work place like before. There was no mention about moving to Tank Bund office during the discussions.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp