KSRTC has taken an overdraft of `50 crore for salary distribution

KSRTC management pays Rs 50 crore overdraft to employees today without waiting for government assistance

May 20, 2022, 2:48 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram; paving the way for the April payroll of ksrtc employees, which comes at a time when management has overdraft Rs 50 crore. Earlier, the state government had sanctioned Rs 30 crore for this purpose. It is hoped that the salary distribution will be completed by tomorrow. The March salary was paid on April 19th. The salary crisis was overcome last month with an overdraft of Rs 45 crore. At the time of signing the pay revision agreement, the government had promised that salaries would be paid by the fifth of every month. But in the face of continuous delays in the payment of wages, the unions are moving ahead with pre-announced protests.

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