THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Transport Employees MBA Holders Welfare Association (TEMBAHWA), an organisation of MBA holders in the KSRTC, has urged the government to give them middle-level managerial tasks in the corporation. In a statement here on Saturday, office-bearers of the organisation said that professional management will save the corporation from the current severe financial crisis.
The KSRTC at present does not maintain any profit and loss account or balance sheet for each station. The corporation should also manage its assets worth crores. Though raising of loans is a common practice of KSRTC, no analysis is carried out as to the risk factor, opportunity cost or interest, the association said.
Adopting ERP concepts, computerisation, downsizing, streamlining, restructuring and redefining the hierarchical relations will do wonders in the corporation, the association said.
KSRTC has several MBA holders most of whom are working in the lower categories which doesn’t need any specialisation. The services of MBA holders can be made use in the middle-level management posts as they are familiar with modern management concepts.
As per the recommendation of a high-level committee formed by the government, certain eligibility criteria for internal recruitment of ATOs/AOs were fixed in the 2003 Regulation of KSRTC. The basic qualification was fixed as a degree. The association alleged that these suggestions were sabotaged in the 2009 regulation.