Delhi government releases Rs. 29 crores for pension of retired DTC employees


The Delhi government on Thursday said it has released an amount of over Rs. 29 crores for the pension of retired employees of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

“Government has released Rs. 29.64 crore for the pension of 12,200 retired employees of DTC (for the months of May and June),” a Delhi government official said, adding that pension for the month of July will be released soon.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai had recently talked of some financial lapses on the part of DTC, which were being examined.

In a meeting, Rai even told that the pension amount had increased considerably compared to employees’ contribution to their pension fund.

“As pension fund got exhausted, it was being paid from money under different head. Finally, DTC was asked to come with a permanent solution,” a senior DTC official said.

Retired employees of DTC had met DPCC chief Ajay Maken, seeking his support into the matter.

Recently, the AAP government had also decided to install closed-circuit television (CCTVs) cameras in over 3,700 low-floor DTC buses plying in Delhi, including 1,275 air-conditioned ones. The move is expected to bolster women’s security in the capital.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also promised to bring back a new, improved Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor after the earlier system was recently scrapped.