Orissa HC asks Transport dept to identify, rehabilitate agents in RTO kiosks


Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today directed the State government to identify and rehabilitate the agents/brokers evicted from the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs).

Hearing a petition filed by the Odisha Motor Vehicle Field Workers’ Association to allow the agents/brokers to function from the RTO premises, the court directed the Commerce and Transport secretary to reconsider their cases and rehabilitate them in the proposed kiosks at the RTOs.

The High Court said the agents’ rehabilitation was necessary because they sustain their livelihood through their profession. The court also directed the Transport secretary to appoint student volunteers at these kiosks until the agents are appointed.

The Orissa HC asked the Transport department to identify the total number of RTO agents in the state in six weeks and complete the entire process in two months.

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