KSRTC deducts Rs 4.6 lakh from salary for loan dues, but pays bank only Rs 50,000
Thiruvananthapuram: State Human Rights Commission has ordered an enquiry into an incident where KSRTC deducted Rs 4,60,000 from the salary of a staff as loan repayment but in fact only paid Rs 50,000 to the banks.
Based on a complaint lodged with Human Rights Commission, president of the commission, Justice Antony Dominic has ordered a detailed enquiry into the matter and asked to submit report within four weeks.
M S Ravikumar, who retired from the transport corporation on June 30 as a chargeman, had taken a loan of Rs 3 lakhs from Kerala State Transport Workers Society and another Rs 1 lakh from Ananthapuram Bank. KSRTC used to deduct Rs 15,000 for first loan repayment and another Rs 5,000 for second loan repayment from his salary. In total, the corporation has recovered an amount of Rs 4.60 lakhs. Later Ravikumar learnt that the corporation has only paid Rs 30,000 in transport society and only Rs 20,000 in Ananthapuram Bank.
Since the corporation defaulted the loans, Ravikumar was liable for legal actions by bankers, petition said. Though he contacted KSRTC multiple times in this regard, the corporation hasn’t responded. However, Ravikumar now has to pay a huge amount including penalty interest.
While in service, Ravikumar had a salary of Rs 36,000. The corporation deducted Rs 20,000 from this amount every month.
Now, my pension benefits are going to deduct by the society. Because of this, marriage of my daughter is also delayed, said Ravikumar in the complaint.