‘Disburse salaries to staff on time’: Kerala HC tells KSRTC

This ruling came in response to employee petitions seeking assurance of regular salary disbursement


In the issue of regular distribution of salaries to Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) employees, the Kerala High Court has passed a ruling stating that the KSRTC needs to give salaries by the 10th of every month. The court order also directed that the state government should provide the required assistance to the KSRTC to make this happen.

This decisive action by the High Court aims to ease the financial uncertainties faced by KSRTC employees and ensure the punctual and consistent payment of their salaries. The court’s directive highlights the significance of steady and reliable compensation for the workforce.

The court issued its ruling in response to a petition filed by employees of KSRTC, who were seeking assurances about receiving their salaries regularly. While addressing the employees’ concerns, the court made it clear that it could not intervene in the demand for the government to take responsibility for KSRTC’s financial obligations. Additionally, it stated that the suggestion of transforming KSRTC into a government department was not right.

Even though KSRTC is facing a salary crisis, it is preparing to deliver 60 newly-procured electric buses to SWIFT. These buses were acquired for urban services as part of the Smart City project led by Thiruvananthapuram Municipality.

Earlier, the government announced a Rs 30 crore aid for KSRTC to help clear pending dues and also offer festive bonuses to the staff.

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