The Madras High Court has directed the managing directors of Transport Corporations in the State to consider a representation to fix the seniority list and allot routes by following the rotation system to drivers and conductors.
Justice N Kirubakaran gave the direction, while disposing of a writ petition from Nethaji Pokkuvarathu Thozhilalargal Pathukappu Thozil Sangam recently.
“Considering the limited scope of the petition, this court directs the respondents to dispose of the representation of the petitioner dated January 3, 2012 after giving opportunities to the parties concerned, within 12 weeks,” the judge said.
The petitioner’s counsel RJ George Williams submitted that the circuit system was abolished. The drivers and conductors of major trade unions alone were being posted in long distance routes while crew members of lesser important unions were ignored. Hence, the need for reintroduction of the rotation system.