Kerala

1,472 join transport utility as reserve conductors

KSRTC’s 946 schedules disrupted across the State on Thursday

Overcoming many hurdles and ending a five-year wait to get posting as reserve conductors, 1,472 of the 4,051 advised by the Public Service Commission (PSC) joined the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation on Thursday. The new recruits joined the undertaking at Transport Bhavan, the headquarters of the KSRTC in the capital.

Meanwhile, 946 schedules were disrupted on the third day of the termination of services of empanelled conductors.

Another 500, who received the advice memo, are expected to join the KSRTC in 45 days as the management got requests from the country and abroad seeking extension of joining time. Around 1,400 of the 4,051 advised by the PSC are women.

Verification

After an introductory talk by Chairman and Managing Director Tomin J. Thachankary, the new recruits were called to the second floor to verify the documents. On completion of verification, they were given appointment letter with the place of the posting. Those who got appointment letters, with a pay scale of ₹ 9,940-₹ 21,150, were given postings on the basis of vacancies that came up following the termination of the services of empanelled conductors.

Arun G.R. of Kallambalam in Thiruvananthapuram, who appeared in the first lot as his serial number was 231, was posted to Kasaragod.

“It was an eight-year wait to get posting. I was taking tuition and writing tests to get a government job. We are not happy with the place of posting. I am going to Kasaragod on Friday to join duty on December 22,” he said.

P.N. Jeshna, a graduate in mathematics from Baluserry in Kozhikode, with serial number 1,436 got posting in Ernakulam. “My husband Lijesh is in the BSF in Kolkata. I need this job. But I am confused over the place of posting far away from home and how I will travel on the bus as I am expecting,” she told The Hindu. Earlier, in his address, the CMD said the KSRTC was thinking of introducing bond for the new recruits to prevent job-hopping.

For three years

“Those who want to serve us for three years should only join. Using the powers vested with the CMD, temporary conductors licence for a month will be given,” Mr. Thachankary said.

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