Sensing exchange of cash for promotions, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) has withdrawn the promotion of as many as 25 conductors a day after they were promoted.
The conductors were promoted as sub-inspectors on Tuesday, but the corporation decided to withdraw the decision on Wednesday. The authorities also lodged a complaint with the police seeking a detailed inquiry into the alleged scam.
The matter came to light after some employees approached higher officials alleging that money was exchanged for promotions. It is also learnt that the managing director (MD) conducted a an inquiry and found that a conductor had paid Rs 5,000 to buy his promotion as a sub-inspector.
Despite attempts, MD Ravinder Singh could not be contacted for comments.
Station House Officer (SHO) of the Civil Lines police station Gurpreet Singh Bhinder confirmed that they had received a complaint against accused Harpal Singh and Paramjeet Singh for their alleged involvement in the scam.