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KSRTC implements Ganesh Kumar's directive: Action against 100 drunk employees, dismisses 26

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Strict action has been taken by KSRTC against approximately 100 employees who reported to work while intoxicated. 74 permanent employees were suspended and 26 temporary employees were dismissed. Transport Minister KB Ganesh Kumar has suggested ensuring that employees, except women, do not come to work under the influence of alcohol. Subsequently, 100 cases of employees appearing on duty under the influence of alcohol and carrying alcohol were reported in 60 units of KSRTC.

The inspection was carried out by the KSRTC vigilance department. Out of the 60 units inspected, it was found that one station master, two vehicle supervisors, one security sergeant, nine mechanics, 22 permanent conductors, nine substitute conductors, 39 permanent drivers, 10 substitute drivers and five SWIFT drivers cum conductors had come to work under the influence of alcohol. As the issue persisted, the vigilance inspection was intensified. The inspection took place from April 1 to 15.

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