Motor Motor vehicle Inspectors threaten strike

Officers say technically unqualified ministerial employees staying promoted to top posts

Motor Motor vehicle Inspectors and senior officers attached to the Motor Motor vehicles Division (MVD) underneath the aegis of the Kerala Motor Cars Section Gazetted Officers’ Affiliation will to go on a token strike following week in protest versus the denial of promotions, reducing of work rewards, and endorsing under-qualified officials as Regional Transportation Officers.

The officers noticed a black day on Wednesday. The officers will now strike do the job on September 16.

A.S. Vinod, normal secretary of the association, reported in a assertion that the officers of the technological wing of the MVD had been subjected to psychological torture and avoidable punitive motion even when they have been confronted with lack of simple infrastructure facilities in the division.

Occasions of an Assistant Motor Car or truck Inspector securing just a single promotion and retiring right after 20 decades of provider was widespread. At the very same time, a clerk who joined assistance without having technological qualification and mandatory law enforcement teaching acquired 7 promotions to turn out to be a Joint RTO all through the period, he said.

This was due to the fact of the unscientific provisions of the Transportation Assistance Specific Principles that favoured the ministerial staff, Mr. Vinod said, adding that the draft distinctive regulations formulated in 1999 to circumvent this discrepancy in promotions ended up still to be executed.

The affiliation reported that the ministerial team who reached the higher echelons of the section had tiny or no complex knowledge about the bus and truck overall body code, speed governors, and these other matters. By the way, they were also empowered to give momentary registration and subsequently registration of autos and also consider action on vehicle checking experiences, they claimed.

Essential amenities these types of as an business, a regulate room and automobiles experienced not been presented for the Safe Kerala Challenge recognized two many years ago.

The authorities experienced been urged to put into action the amended policies, prevent advertising and marketing unqualified people as Joint RTOs, address the disparity in the promotions, appoint enough and technically qualified officers at the Transport Commissionerate, stop the reportedly farcical learners licence exam and reduce loopholes in Vahan and Sarathi software program, they explained.