Alappuzha: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s latest transfer order is grabbing media attention again. It is reported that KSRTC transferred over 5000 employees which also includes staff who are due to retire. The corporation asserted that the action was taken as part of duty arrangement.
Most of the conductors are transferred to northern districts and drivers shifted to southern districts.
In Alappuzha depot, 30 drivers including union leaders of the ruling party were transferred to Parasala.
KR Rajan, a CITU leader from Vaikom, got a transfer order to Kilimanoor when only seven months remain for his retirement. Another four CITU leaders were also shifted to Kilimanoor.
Meanwhile, CITU leaders visited KSRTC MD Tomin J Thachankary to express their protest. They requested him to exclude retiring staff and those who have health issues. The management stated that it is an arrangement made for three months and if anyone rejects the order, they will not get transfer back to home station.
In KSRTC, large number of drivers are working in northern districts and conductors in southern districts.
As per this, more number of drivers have to be shifted to Thiruvananthapuram. Conductors in southern districts have to join depots in northern districts.
Meanwhile, employees alleged that the board issued the mass transfer order to take revenge on the lightning strike of employees.