The Supreme Court pulled up the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation for its mismanagement and pushing it into red.
The observation was made by the Bench headed by Justice AK Sikri while hearing a plea on pension for staff who earlier worked for years on temporary basis.
Counsel for the corporation claimed that KSRTC had Rs 4,200 crore liability and the loss daily was to the tune of Rs 110 crore. In such conditions, if pension had to be paid for the staff when they worked on temporary basis would mean shelling out another Rs 420 crore.
At this stage the court asked why the staff had to suffer for the mismanagement of authorities which had resulted in heavy financial burden. It was not workers who were responsible for this sorry state of affairs, it observed.
The court also allowed the State Government to be a party in the case.