Kerala State Board | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Secretariat Employees Association has expressed dissent in introducing regulations to display ‘Kerala State’ board on vehicles used for personal needs. The CPM-backed association submitted a petition at the Chief Minister’s Office.
The Motor Vehicles Department had recommended limiting the posts that are allowed to display ‘Kerala State’ boards on the vehicles. The department also suggested applying a uniform KL-99 series for registration numbers of official vehicles from Chief Minister to the rank of Additional Secretary. The suggestion is currently under the consideration of the CM.
The petition requests not to curb the right to display the ‘Kerala State’ board.
The selected secretariat officials were permitted to place the ‘Kerala State’ boards on vehicles from 2013. However, many officials were criticised for fixing these boards on their private vehicles also. The latest recommendations of the MVD came up on account of these allegations.