THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Transport Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on Thursday categorically stated that the KSRTC revival package, aimed at solving the issue of pensions, should be implemented. Speaking to reporters Thiruvanchoor said that the government has already taken a decision in this issue.
Though there is financial crisis, KSRTC’s share of 50 percent funds for the revival package would be collected. The government should give the remaining 50 percent. “I haven’t expressed this opinion till now, as I didn’t want to create a fuss during the agitations. The revival package should materialise,’’ he added.
He said that the Finance Minister’s opposition in the granting funds for the package was not his personal stand. “The Finance Department has its own concerns while granting funds. Funds would be granted when the minister realises the situation ,” he said.
“A decision on corporatising KSRTC can be taken only after gathering the opinion of the employees. Corporatising KSRTC is only an observation by the court. As of now, KSRTC is functioning effectively with a director board and a MD. Corporatisation need not put an end to all the woes faced by the KSRTC, he said.
The demand for corporatisation has been rejected by many unions earlier.