Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) to appoint new staff for the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)
According to the Kerala High Court’s decision and direction made to appoint new staff for Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) will be the selecting committee.
On Tuesday, the bench of Justice V. Chitambaresh and Justice R. Narayana Pisharadithe of the Kerala High Court passed the order to appoint the new staff in place of the terminated workers of Kerala State RTC. This happened after the Kerala division bench, headed by Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy, criticised the state government and KSRTC over their slow response. The bench members felt that the KSRTC is acting very slowly and the cases have been pending since a very long time. The insufficiency of workers is affecting the frequency to the public services and is a burden for them in their day to day routine. There has been a after a petition was filed by candidates who were waiting for the release of notification for the posts from the Kerala state Public Service Commission (PSC).
Keeping this in mind, the bench has ordered the KSRTC authority to appoint new staff members in place of the terminated members of KSRTC. The selection committee is declared to be the Kerala Public Service Commission. Now the KPSC will short list and recommend candidates to join the staff of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation.
There has been a news in talks that the staff has been terminated includes the persons who were not providing the proper services, their duties and had a bad performance and attendance. The High Court gave two days of time for appointment of the new candidates.
According to the sources, 3500 employees of the KSRTC have been terminated and have been issued the termination letters. Kerala’s transport MD Tomin Thachankary, IPS, who was defending the termination of the candidates, said that that the corporation was now left with no other option other than implementing the verdict.
Since many of the terminated employees came to their duties even after termination without knowing about the situation, Thachankary IPS, who interacted with the M-Panel employees in Thiruvanathpuram, assured them that the government will take all the possible steps to protect them. He also said them to consider this as a temporary break from their work schedules.
After the order is passed, 251 candidates have been appointed by KPSC for the posts in KSRTC department. There are more 4071 positions to be filled with the short listed candidates by Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC).