AIMTC strike

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Af­ter strik­ing work for eight days in July 2018 de­mand­ing low­er­ing of third party ba­sic in­sur­ance pre­mium and its ex­emp­tion from GST, elim­i­na­tion of flaws and non-trans­parency in the toll col­lec­tion sys­tem that favours road con­ces­sion­ers lead­ing to time and fuel loss, na­tional per­mit scheme for tourist ve­hi­cles, uni­form height for trans­port ve­hi­cles, in­crease in va­lid­ity of fit­ness cer­tifi­cates to two years, e-way bill stream­lin­ing, re­duc­tion in cen­tral and state taxes on fuel and bring it un­der GST among oth­ers, the All In­dia Mo­tor Trans­port Congress (AIMTC), which claims the sup­port of 93 lakh truck­ers has an­nounced that it has been as­sured by the govern­ment of it look­ing into its de­mands. Stat­ing that the talks with the Min­istry of Road Trans­port and High­ways (MoRTH), led to some con­ces­sions be­ing made by the Govern­ment, AIMTC sources said that the In­sur­ance Reg­u­la­tory De­vel­op­ment Author­ity of In­dia (IRDAI) has agreed to dis­cuss the de­mand for re­view­ing the pre­mium for third party in­sur­ance for heavy ve­hi­cles. The MoRTH, said the source, will put in place a mech­a­nism us­ing tech­nol­ogy-based so­lu­tions to en­sure seam­less move­ment of trans­port ve­hi­cles across toll plazas within six months. A high level com­mit­tee un­der the Chair­man­ship of Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Road Trans­port and High­ways is ex­pected to fa­cil­i­tate ex­pe­di­tious res­o­lu­tion of the de­mands of the trans­port fra­ter­nity. The govern­ment will also look at the fea­si­bil­ity to ex­tend Prad­han Mantri Jee­van Jy­oti Bima Yo­jana and Prad­han Mantri Su­rak­sha Bima Yo­jana to the driv­ers and co-work­ers of CVs be­side ex­plor­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of pro­vid­ing them with health ser­vices un­der ESIC.

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