KSRTC pension: Oppn stages walkout, CM assures help
Thiruvananthapuram: The Opposition on Tuesday gave a notice for an adjournment motion in the Assembly to discuss the financial crisis faced by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).
The opposition alleged that at least 10 KSRTC pensioners have committed suicide during the 20-month-long rule of the LDF government.
In his response, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state government is committed to the welfare of the pensioners. Action will be taken to pay off the pension amount in full.
He further noted that the government had never said it cannot give financial assistance to KSRTC in the affidavit submitted before the High Court.
Meanwhile, the Opposition staged a walkout after the Speaker denied permission for an adjournment motion.
The CM said KSRTC will be made self-reliant in terms of pension distribution. He, however, did not mention any deadline for the distribution of pension arrears.
The state government expects to receive Rs 3,350 crore loan from bank consortium in February. This will be big relief to the state-run transport service. The Chief Minister told the Assembly that the KSRTC revival package will be implemented soon.