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Revamp of JKSRTC discussed during board meeting, budget estimates presented

Last Updated on February 18, 2022 at 7:01 pm

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today chaired the 84th meeting of Board of Directors (BoDs) of Jammu Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) at Civil Secretariat here.

During the meeting, the Board discussed various issues pertaining to JKRTC like augmentation of the corporation, pending payments, placement of drivers and conductors as well as medical reimbursement issues. Detailed discussion was also held on the challenges being faced in revamping of the JKRTC.

The Board also held deliberations on the Action Taken Report of the previous BoDs meeting besides e-initiatives being adopted by the Uttarakhand government for their transport services also came up during the discussion.

Budget estimates for the financial year 2022-23 were also presented before the board. It was acknowledged that the corporation needs to revise and update its rules, regulations and manuals for its better administration. The Board asked the management of corporation to utilize services of  Finance Department and the Law Department in the process.

During the meeting, the issues of retirees were patiently discussed by the board and it was decided that they would be given priority in all budgetary allocations.

Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Bhatnagar, who is also the Chairman of Board, appreciated the initiatives like online ticket booking facility, online bus schedule, smart staff management and launch of a mobile app being launched by the JKRTC. He also set a deadline for implementation of these technologies in the corporation at the earliest.