Indian Railways to Initiate Disciplinary Action against Employees on Long, Unauthorized Leaves

Latest reports revealed that Indian Railways will be initiating a disciplinary action against more than 13,000 absentees. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal ordered to launch a massive drive under which, it was found that out of the total workforce of 13 Lakhs, over 13,000 employees were on long, unauthorized leaves.

Reportedly, 13,500 Group C & D railway employees are going to face termination of service for remaining absent on duty without any authorization.

The long term absentees in various Railways establishments who have been on unauthorized leaves will be terminated by the department. This would help in improving the performance of the organisation and would also boost the morale of the sincere and diligent employees who perform their duties faithfully.

All the officers and supervisors have been instructed to remove the absentees from their respective duties by following a due process. Notably, Indian Railways is one of the largest employers in the world and this termination of services would result in the loss of 1% of the workforce.

Talking about other developments, the Railway department has planned a lot of other projects which are to be carried out soon. Eventually, INR 3,000 Crores were allocated in the Union Budget for the installation of CCTV cameras in 11,000 trains. Later, it was revealed that the Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Duronto train coaches are soon going to get CCTV cameras installed at the entry gates and the corridors. Besides, the department is also going to setup Passenger Reservation System Counters at Post Offices across the country.

Such moves by the Railways are surely indicating towards a positive change in the system. This would not only boost the morale of the sincere employees but would also keep a check on those who take the system for granted.