Finance dept sanctions Rs 30 cr to clear dues

Thiruvananthapuram: The State’s Finance division on Monday authorised Rs 30 crore to the Kerala State Highway Transport Company (KSRTC) for clearing wage dues.

The approval comes on the again of a letter that had been submitted by the KSRTC MD to the Finance division requesting Rs 65 crore to pay the salaries of staff.

The Finance division, nonetheless, is but to take a name on disbursing the remaining quantity. KSRTC had acquired Rs 30 crore help from the division in Could as effectively.

Nevertheless, officers with KSRTC mentioned the quantity authorised was not sufficient to start disbursing the salaries of the staff.

In the meantime, varied worker commerce unions of the KSRTC started their agitation in opposition to the administration on Monday in search of wage disbursal. The unions had knowledgeable the administration earlier itself that they’d go on agitation if the latter didn’t give wage earlier than the fifth of this month.

Earlier, the KSRTC administration had introduced its intention to pay incentives to these staff who work time beyond regulation. Staff who take up 20 duties monthly can be eligible for an incentive of Rs 1,000. Those that take up 25 duties monthly could even get an incentive of Rs 2,000.

The administration issued a round the opposite day that solely these staff who took 16 duties monthly can be given wage on time.

The progress report of the second Pinarayi Vijayan authorities had promised well timed cost of KSRTC staff’ salaries and clearing of dues.

The federal government, within the report, assured implementation of pay revision and steps for executing the suggestions of the Sushil Khanna report on revival, modernisation and restructuring of the KSRTC.

The federal government additionally promised to repay the financial institution consortium loans until KSRTC turns into self-sustainable.

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