Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar on Thursday mentioned that the state authorities is dedicated to regularize the contractual drivers and conductors of Punjab Roadways/Punbus.

The Transport Minister gave this assurance whereas presiding over a gathering with the staff of Punjab Roadways/Punbus State Transport Workers Union and Punjab Government Transport Workers Union at his workplace in Punjab Civil Secretariat. He mentioned that the case of regularization of contract primarily based drivers and conductors in Punjab Roadways/ Punbus is being thought-about symptomatically by the three-member sub-committee constituted on the instructions of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann.

Cabinet Minister requested the Secretary Transport S. Dilraj Singh Sandhawalia to hurry up the method of promotions within the division. He additionally ordered that motion needs to be expedited concerning compassionate appointments in Punjab Roadways/Punbus in order that the heirs of the deceased workers should not have to undergo. He mentioned that it’s the main obligation of the federal government to safe the way forward for the household of the deceased workers.

The Transport Minister additionally instructed the officers to not delay the method of passing of presidency buses.

Seeking report from officers concerning the buses plying illegally, the Transport Minister requested them to make private visits to be sure that not even a single unlawful bus on street. He mentioned that the complaints concerning the time-table of the buses must also be resolved on the earliest.

Lending a sympathetic ear to the demand of the staff, Cabinet Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar mentioned that the division will take into account the deployment of drivers and conductors, who appointed faraway locations, to close their houses. He instructed the officers that speedy planning needs to be achieved concerning this matter. He additionally ordered to present a report concerning the situation of the buildings and workshops of the division. Wherever crucial, repairs needs to be achieved instantly, he added.

Secretary Transport S. Dilraj Singh Sandhawalia, Director State Transport Ms. Amandeep Kaur and different officers had been additionally current within the assembly.

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