Indian Railways launches crackdown against absentee employees, over 13,000 people likely to lose jobs

The Indian Railways has decided to terminate the services of over 13,000 employees in a bid to improve the organisation's performance.

In a press release, the Ministry of Railways said that it has "launched the exercise to improve the performance of the organisation and to boost the morale of sincere and diligent employees" under the directions of the union minister Piyush Goyal.

"A massive drive to identify long term absentees in various establishments of Railways has been initiated. As a result of the said drive, Railways have detected more than 13,000 employees out of about 13 lakh employees who have been on unauthorised absence for a long time," the statement read.

It further said that the Indian Railways has initiated "disciplinary action" to terminate the services of such absentees.

The ministry has instructed all the officers and supervisors to begin the process to "weed out" the employees from the pay rolls.

Updated Date: Feb 10, 2018 18:58 PM

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