Indian Railways crackdown launched! List of names being prepared, 3 lakh employees under watch now
The Railway Board has written this letter to all the zonal heads on July 27, asking them to prepare a list and submit it till August 9.
Indian Railways employees have just received some bad news. The national transporter is stated to be gearing up for a major retrenchment drive. Sources have revealed exclusively to Zee Business Online that as many as 3-lakh Indian Railways employees can be retrenched from all the zones. The Ministry has written a letter to the Railway Zone heads in this regard, but this would be applicable only on those employees whose age is more than 55 years. Ministry of Railways has ordered a review of the performance of all such employees who have been found wanting.
Railway ministry has asked all the Zonal Manager to prepare a list of those employees who have completed 55 years of age. It has been ordered to include those employees, who would complete 30 years of their job in Indian Railways by the first quarter of 2020. Also, the ministry has also ordered to review the performance of all these employees.
Emphasis on reducing number of employees
The thrust of Railways is on reducing the number of employees in its latest move. According to sources, through large scale retrenchment, Indian Railways is trying to bring the number of more than 13 lakh employees to 10 lakh. This is the reason the Railway Board has written a letter to all the zones, asking to review the performance of all the employees and prepare their service records.
Reply by 9th August
The Railway Board has written this letter to all the zonal heads on July 27, asking them to prepare a list and submit it till August 9. Under the performance review, all the zones have also been ordered to prepare reports on the physical and mental fitness of the staff along with daily attendance and discipline.
This is what Indian Railways officers say
Indian Railways has also issued a clarification. One official said that such a review is being practised in the Railways from time to time. Due to poor performance of any employee there is a provision to retire him/her prematurely. This is the reason that the board has asked the zones to prepare such a list.
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