In a first, railways cracks the whip against absentee staff

Railways want to improve its performance and boost the morale of sincere and diligent workers

GN Bureau | February 10, 2018


#Government Employees   #Railway Staff   #Piyush Goyal   #Indian Railways  


The Indian Railways has decided to take disciplinary action against its 13,000 employees who are on unauthorised leaves since long. This is perhaps for the first ever time that the railways has admitted that it is having a huge number of absentees in various establishments. Over 13 lakh employees work for the railways across 68 divisions and 17 zones.

A statement issued by the railways said, “As per the directives of the railways minister, Piyush Goyal, the Indian Railways has launched the exercise to improve performance of the organisation and to boost the morale of sincere and diligent employees”. The establishment has initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate services of such absentees, the statement said.

The national transporter has kicked off a drive to identify long term absentees in various establishments.

Notably, chairman of the railway board (CRB) Ashwani Lohani has been conducting surprise inspections at the ground level to boost the morale of lower grade employees. The former CRBs received a lot of flak for not moving out of their office chambers to conduct ground inspections and check what kind of difficulties are being faced by lower rung employees.

Comments

 

Other News

Mumbai civic body invites urban designers to improve five streets

To redesign and make its streets safer and inclusive in a studio project, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has invited urban designers to join hands with its engineers so as to create innovative place-making strategies for improving walkabilty and vehicular efficiency. 

Corporate taxes cut to spur economy

Aiming to dispel the clouds of a slowdown, the government on Friday announced a series of measures including corporate tax breaks to revive economic activities. The stock market, depressed for a while, welcomed the move that would cost the exchequer Rs 1,45,000 crore. Union minister for fina

E-cigarette ban welcome; now aim for more tobacco control

In what it describes as a “major health and wellness initiative for the country”, the union cabinet has approved the promulgation of an ordinance to ban electronic cigarettes. The move, coming amid a debate over the ways to control tobacco use, should be welcomed, and it needs to be complemente

Ajay Singh is president’s press secretary

Ajay Kumar Singh, who has been the editorial director of Governance Now, has been appointed the press secretary of the president of India. The decision was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The appointment will be on contract

Amit Shah on India’s languages: What else he said

Home minister Amit Shah’s remark on the need for a single national language has rightly sparked a debate, but the headlines missed much in his speech about language, culture, and identity. Giving away Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar and Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar awards on the occasion of Hin

On A Personal note with musician Apache Indian

Renowned British singer, songwriter and reggae DJ, Apache Indian (originally known as Steven Kapoor) shot to fame with his style of music which came to be known as bhangramuffin (also called bhangragga) – a mix of bhangra, reggaemuffin and traditional dance hall in the early 1990s. His style changed



Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter