Railways abolishes 72,000 ‘non-essential’ posts in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories in six years PiPa News

Railways abolishes 72,000 ‘non-essential’ posts in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories in six years

New Delhi: According to official documents, the country’s largest employer Indian Railways has abolished more than 72,000 posts in the last six years. However, during this period 81,000 posts were proposed to be abolished.

As per the available documents, all the abolished posts belong to Group C and Group D categories, which have now become redundant due to increased use of new technology in railway operations. Therefore, Railways has decided not to recruit these posts in future.

However, the employees currently working in these posts are likely to be accommodated in different departments of the Railways.

Officials said that a decision had to be taken to abolish these posts, as railway operations have now become modern and digital.

According to available documents, 56,888 ‘non-essential’ posts were abolished in 16 zones of railways during the financial year 2015-16 to 2020-21. According to the proposal, 15,495 more posts are to be abolished.

Northern Railway eliminated more than 9,000 posts, while South Eastern Railway eliminated around 4,677 posts. Southern Railway has eliminated 7,524 and Eastern Railway has eliminated more than 5,700 posts.

Sources said a work-study of employees for the financial year 2021-22 is in the final stages. It is expected that after the completion of the process, about 9,000 more posts will be eliminated.

According to sources, due to increasing outsourcing in the Railways, the number of sanctioned posts is also decreasing. Railways has to spend one-third of its total income on salary and pension.

According to news agency PTI, the number of railway employees has been a burden for it both in terms of salary and pension.

Indian Railways has to spend one third of its total income on salary and pension. It currently spends 37 paise for every rupee earned on workers’ wages and 16 paise on pensions.

(with input from news agency language)

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