Vigilance seeks government nod to probe KSRTC irregularities


Thiruvananthapuram: The vigilance department has approached the state government seeking permission to probe on corruptions including appointments on compassionate grounds in KSRTC.

The vigilance has informed the matter while responding to a petition submitted before the High Court. The petition criticized the vigilance over the delay into the probe on the alleged corruptions in KSRTC.

The vigilance needs permission from the government to initiate investigation over the complaint.

In the affidavit submitted to Ernakulam range DySP, vigilance informed that the government did not respond to their request seeking permission for the probe which was submitted last June.

Many irregularities including two compassionate appointments were reported in KSRTC. As top officials were involved in the corruption, departmental inquiry into it was sabotaged.

Irregularities were also found in compassionate appointments centred in the ministerial section. 80 percent of employees in this section were appointed on compassionate grounds.

It is examined that all these appointments were carried out illegally. These irregularities were found in KSRTC when Tomin J Thachankary was the Managing Director. Following the end of his tenure, action against these irregularities was also subverted.

Thiruvananthapuram native Jude Joseph has filed a complaint to vigilance demanding a probe into these irregularities. As the action was delayed, he approached the High Court.

It is alleged that KSRTC used to settle the complaints by conducting internal inquiries.

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