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KSRTC honours tribal artiste Sukri Bommagowda

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, KSRTC honoured Padma Shri awardee and tribal leader Sukri Bommagowda (Sukrajji) here on Wednesday.

Published: 09th March 2017 06:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 06:28 AM   |  A+A-

Padma Shri awardee and tribal leader Sukri Bommegowda plants a sapling with others on the occasion of Women’s Day in the city on Wednesday | Nagaraja Gadekal

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, KSRTC honoured Padma Shri awardee and tribal leader Sukri Bommagowda (Sukrajji) here on Wednesday. It handed over D25,000 and issued a free bus pass to her. A press release stated that KSRTC also honoured 34 women employees in 17 divisions for their service.  The release stated:

“KSRTC is the first government organisation in the state which has implemented 33 per cent reservation for the women in jobs. Around 10,000 women are working under KSRTC... Of the 37,569 officers/officials, 6.65 per cent are women.” Also, D500 is given as child care allowance (for two children) is given per month to the women employees till the child attains the age of two.

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