CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a writ petition filed by an MTC bus conductor seeking a direction to the appropriate authorities to provide him work and take necessary action against his branch manager for denying him work. He also prayed the court to pay him the salary for the period he was not given any work by recovering the sum from the branch manager’s salary.
The court said the notice was returnable by eight weeks. In the petition filed through counsel RY George Williams, V Thalapathy of Kondithope said he was working as an MTC conductor attached to the Tondiarpet Depot No II. Due to an ailment, he could not report for duty from January 12, 2012. He intimated the same to the branch manager through a telegram requesting medical leave.
He also sent a written application to the manager enclosing a medical certificate. After he recovered, he approached the manager on April 9 with a medical fitness certificate and urged that he be given duty. But his request was refused. He sent a representation to the general manager, but there was no response. Thalapathy said he was without work for no fault of his.