Transport Minister G.S. Bali today informed that Rs. 6.90 crore have been released as pension arrear to the retired officials of the State Transport Corporation.

Bali said that employees of the Corporation had been provided benefits amounting to Rs. 81 crore till now. They have been given the payment pending from last year besides providing Grade Pay on the pattern of State Government employees. They had also been given 8 percent Dearness Allowance from 1st January, 2013 which also includes the pensioners. He said that the State Government was committed to safeguard the interests of Corporation employees.

Transport Minister said that Government of India had recently given approval to the Corporation for purchase of 800 buses. The Centre had also appreciated the various DPR’s prepared by the Corporation.