Government gears up for introducing alternative transport services
Mysore/Mysuru: With the employees of four State-run Transport Corporations (KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC, NWKRTC) threatening to launch an indefinite strike from Apr. 7 seeking fulfilment of all their demands, the State Government has geared up to take on the strike by providing alternative transport services to the public.
As a first step in this regard, the Government has invited applications from private bus, mini bus and maxi cab operators for issuing a temporary contract carriage permit, to ensure that passengers are not inconvenienced during the bandh.
The Government has said that private bus, mini-bus and maxi-cab operators can contact the Secretary of the respective Regional Transport Authority for temporary permits.
Meanwhile, the Government has issued guidelines for inter- RTC transfers of employees, according to which the employees can apply online for seeking transfers. A permanent employee who has served in one RTC for a minimum of 10 years, can apply for one-time transfer. However, the 10-year rule does not apply for husband-wife transfers.
But the husband/ wife of the RTC employee, who is seeking transfer, should submit a certificate on spouse employment in State or Central Government undertakings.