Haryana Transport Department has initiated the process to recruit 1,500 drivers, 930 conductors and 951 technical staff.
Chandigarh, August 8- Haryana Transport Department has initiated the process to recruit 1,500 drivers, 930 conductors and 951 technical staff so as to overcome the shortage of staff.
While giving this information here today, the Transport Minister Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar said that the recruitment has been started following the talks held with representatives of various unions of the employees. He said that 2,390 new drivers were required in the department by March 31, 2017, of which recruitment process for 413 drivers had been completed. With the recruitment of 1,500 new drivers, the department would have 1,913 new drivers and the problem of shortage of drivers would be resolved to some extent. More drivers would be recruited by March 31, 2017, he added.
He said that soon 300 new buses would be added to the fleet of the department. The procedure to purchase these buses would be completed in the meeting of High Power purchase committee to be held during this month. There is a target to include 1,000 new buses in the fleet by March 31, 2017.
He directed the officers of the department to delete the word ‘SPL’ attached with drivers and conductors who were recruited after 2003 and give them the benefit of NPS with salary of August due in September, pay pending bonus of 2014-15 and uniform allowance for 2013-14 and take action on other demands already accepted.