Govt departments owe Rs 39 crore to SRTC

SRINAGAR: Government departments in the state, including the Estates and Relief departments, owe the declining State Road Transportation Corporation (SRTC) Rs 39 crore, the government said on Friday.
According to an official handout issued here, the SRTC officials told the Minister for Transport, Abdul Ghani Kohli, that “the corporation has more than Rs 39 crore outstanding with different departments, especially Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department, Divisional Commissioner’s office, Relief Commissioner, Estates department, and Procurement department”.
The minister, it said, was chairing a meeting to review functioning of the corporation.
The review meeting was attended by Managing Director SRTC G A Sofi, the corporation’s general managers and deputy general managers, and its other senior officer, an official handout issued here said.
Kohli, it said, instructed all the officers to work with “zeal, dedication and close coordination with their subordinates” to help the corporation generate revenue and provide better services to the people of the state.
He said that a new policy will soon be framed for the corporation to improve its functioning.
In future, the government will also provide financial assistance for the purchase of new vehicles, he said.
The minister instructed the concerned officers to start the auction process for the old, off-routed vehicles to have the corporation purchase new vehicles with the money.

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