LTA No Staff, Board Member Resigned Yet: Maharaj
The Land Transport Authority board chairman Vijay Maharaj said the authority had not received any resignation since an ultimatum was given for staff or board members to do so if they had compromised their positions.
“As far as I am aware, no one has resigned from LTA yet to keep their PSV (Public Service Vehicle permits) neither has anyone returned the permit to keep their job,” he said.
In a letter to Mr Maharaj a fortnight ago the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said all employees, board members or immediate family members should be given the option of either surrendering the PSV permits and licences or resigning from LTA.
Mr Maharaj said the management were currently doing an analysis of the Statutory Declaration and the result would be out in a week’s time.
“The result will be first discussed by the board before it is sent to Mr Sayed-Khaiyum,” Mr Maharaj said.
He said the disciplinary action would be taken if any impropriety was established in the way the permit or permits were obtained in contravention of the Act or policies at the time.
“If contravention or breach is established then appropriate actions will be taken under the law against those who are no longer employed by LTA and those who are still with LTA,” Mr Maharaj said.
“We also have a mechanism in place to deal with former LTA staff where we will have to ascertain that the permit was issued during term of employment.
“We will deal with the current staffs first before we move to the former staffs
“That is why we need public to assist us if they have any information on former staffs holding permits to report to LTA.”
The LTA is working on the texting platform to communicated with all their customers.
Mr Maharaj said the texting platform with network coverage would cover any issues on Traffic Infringements Notices (TINs) payment, driver licence renewal, permit renewal and vehicle registration.
“The management are currently working on the amendments to the LTA Act and Regulation which will also cover the TINs payment period,” Mr Maharaj said.