Mysuru: Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has come to the rescue of Falcon Employees. He has called upon Raghupathi Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director of JK Tyres and Industries to look into the Falcon Tyres issues and help the employees who are in distress for three years. Kumaraswamy assured Raghupathi Singhania of complete support from the government to reopen Falcon Tyres which is closed for the past nearly three years.
Speaking after inaugurating 25 years celebration of Harishankar Singhania Elastomer and Tyre Research Centre and Global Research and Technology Centre (RPS Centre of Excellence) of JK Tyres and Industries, he said, “When Vikrant Tyres, a public sector was on the verge of a shutdown, J K Tyres chipped in and took forward the company to great heights by introducing the latest technologies. The company not only came to the rescue of the employees but also various other companies who depended on Vikrant directly or indirectly. Now Falcon Tyres, which was under profit, was closed for the past nearly three years due to lack of proper management jeopardising the livelihood of more than 2500 employees and their family members. Hence in the interest of these employees and their family members, I request Raghupathi Singhania to take initiative and responsibility in giving a new lease of life to Falcon Tyres. The government is ready to give all sort of support in this regard.”
Soon after Chief Minister Kumaraswamy spoke on this issue during his inaugural speech, the employees and union leaders of Falcon Tyre met him at the government guest house and thanked him for the initiative and steps taken for reopening the company.
Shivanne Gowda, Secretary of Falcon Tyres Employees Union said, “Before Chief Minister Kumaraswamy attended the function of JK Tyres, we had submitted a memorandum requesting to speed up the process to open Falcon Tyre company. After receiving the memorandum, he had assured that within 10 days there will be good news for the Falcon Tyres employees. During his speech, he also requested JK Tyres chairman for his help towards the resumption of the company. We are delighted with the process and hope everything will be a reality at the earliest.” The members later garlanded Kumaraswamy at the government guest house.