Vaikom: When she was not paid, the female conductor who protested by wearing a badge stating that it was the 41st day of unpaid service, was transferred. Conductor of Vaikom Depot Akhila S. Nair was transferred to the Pala depot and the order was issued. On January 11, Akhila went on duty wearing a badge to protest against non-payment of salary.
The picture was circulated on social media and became much discussed. According to the order, the investigation conducted by the corporation found that Akhila had committed a breach of discipline and she was transferred for administrative convenience.
KSRTC’s transfer order also said that Akhila’s protest brought the government and the corporation into disrepute.