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Wages of all skilled employees of JKRTC increased during BoD meeting

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today chaired 82nd Board of Directors (BoDs) meeting of Jammu and Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (JKRTC) at Civil Secretariat here.

The BoDs discussed various items pertaining to the corporation during the meeting besides detailed deliberations were held on the action taken report of decisions in earlier board meetings.

Advisor Bhatnagar, who is also the Chairman of BoDs, emphasized upon the need for evolving an effective mechanism and innovations to improve the efficiency and making the corporation a profit-worthy public utility.

He called upon the officers to prepare a proper business plan for the success of the corporation and asked the management to adopt a model which would be viable in terms of revenue generation as well as an effective transport system.

Suggesting several measures to improve the health of the Corporation, the Advisor asked the officials to increase the operationality of the truck fleet so that maximum profit can be generated by the corporation.

 He further asked the management to explore the possibilities for using the unutilized workshops of corporation for private services also so that profits can be generated for the corporation.

Advisor Bhatnagar stressed upon the officers to initiate appropriate measures to strengthen the transport network in Jammu and Kashmir besides transport network models of other States should be explored for adopting efficient and economical transport system in J&K.

Taking a significant decision, the board during the meeting increased the wages as per Minimum Wages Act for all the skilled employees of the corporation. They also decided to examine the cases of compassionate appointments under SRO-43

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