Productivity programs for bus depots
Labour and Manpower Minister Athauda Seneviratna on Monday said they
have arranged to introduce Productivity Programs for bus depots owned by
Sri Lanka Central Transport Board across the country with a view to
boosting their income.
He said the programs have been partly tried at various depots as
"The daily income of Kegalle depot has increased by Rs. 200,000 after
it was introduced with set economic targets by the Government," he said.
He said the productivity programs will be introduced to both public
and private sector services.
The Government's policy to develop the private sector through
promoting productivity programs will be different from its policy to
develop the public sector.
Explaining the Government's objective behind the introduction of
productivity programs, Seneviratna said the programs are aimed at
achieving rapid national development and enhancing the standard of life.
Sri Lanka Central Transport Board Chairman Dhammika Hewapathirana
said, they introduced set economic targets for SLCTB depots at
Warakapola, Mawanella and Kegalle. These depots have shown a marked
increase in their daily income after they were given set targets in
keeping with the concept of productivity.
We are discussing with the Ministry of Labour and Manpower about how
we should get about these Productivity programs so as to increase the
efficiency of our transport institutions, he added.