Hyderabad, Feb 7 : The passing-out parade of 80 TSRTC constables took place at the 8th Battalion, Kondapur, Hyderabad, on Wednesday.
Telangana Transport Minister Ponnam Prabhakar, chief guest, and VC Sajjanar, MD of the organisation, special guest, received salutes from the trained constables. Appointment papers were handed over to the new constables during the ceremony.
Recently appointed through compassionate recruitment, the 80 constables, comprising 47 males and 33 females, completed a month-long training at Kondapur’s 8th Battalion in Hyderabad, in collaboration with the police department. They are set to begin their duties soon.
The Transport Minister congratulated the new constables and urged them to work with dedication, contributing to the organisation’s development. He highlighted compassionate appointments for families of deceased or medically unfit personnel and emphasised TSRTC’s commitment to providing job opportunities.
Prabhakar also entrusted the constables with the responsibility of ensuring safe transportation during the upcoming Medaram Jatara. He expressed confidence in TSRTC’s progress under the leadership of Sajjanar, citing financial stability and a move towards 100 percent occupancy.
MD Sajjanar welcomed the new constables, acknowledging the significant female representation among them. He stressed the importance of discipline in their challenging role, reminding them of their responsibility towards safeguarding staff and buses.
After Mahalakshmi came into force, the staff were working with commitment and discipline. On average, 55 lakh to 60 lakh people are being safely brought to their destinations every day, he said. The constables were advised to take inspiration and carry out their duties.
Trophies were awarded for outstanding performance, with M. Shirisha earning the title of Best All-Rounder, Sankeerthana for Best Indoor, and Shirisha and Ritwik for Best Outdoor Performance during the training.
TSRTC COO Dr. Ravinder, ED (Admin) Krishna Kant, 8th Battalion Commandant Sunny, Additional Commandant Narayana Das, along with the families of the training constables, participated in the passing out parade.