The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) on Thursday announced that family members of contractual employees will now be provided with travel cards equivalent to those previously provided to permanent employees.
According to a letter issued by the UPSRTC, a meeting was chaired by L Venkateshwarlu, the principal secretary of the transport corporation, in October to take up this issue. However, these benefits will not be extended to staff hired through outsourcing or retired staff working on a contractual basis.
Manoj Kumar, Senior Director (Miscellaneous), informed that this benefit includes two free family travel passes and three family travel passes on Premium Ticket Order (PTO).
“This provision will be extended to drivers and conductors employed under direct contract within the UPSRTC, as well as employees working directly for the company in its workshops, just like regular employees,” he said. All regional departments and deputy regional directors have been informed and instructed to implement the same in their depots.