Railways to forcibly retire 3 lakh employees by 2020
The Ministry of Railways has asked its Zonal officials to compile a list of employees who have completed 55 years or have been working for 30 years and whose work is not satisfactory. These employees will be forcibly retired.
The Indian Railways will forcibly retire employees who have completed 55 years of age by March 2020 or have been employed for 30 years and whose work is not satisfactory. The Ministry of Railways has ordered all Zonal officials to make a list of such employees.
Ministry sources said that those who are found to be in this category will be retired.
Details of work
The details of the workings of the staff on the proforma given to the zonal officers have been sought. According to sources, between January and March 2020, the employees whose age is 55 years or have been 30 years of employment, and whose performance is unsatisfactory, will be cashiered.
This order, issued on July 27, has given the zonal officers time till 9 August to submit details.
Serious on functioning
A source from the Ministry of Railways said that this order is part of the review from time to time, which it is doing. In this, employees who do not work satisfactorily or have disciplinary disputes, will be offered premature retirement. Sources said that the government is very serious about it.
The Lok Sabha was informed recently that during 2014-2019, the work of group A and group B employees [1,19,000 ] was reviewed in all departments.
Sources said that at present 13 lakh employees are working in the railway and the ministry wants to bring this number 10 lakh by 2020.
The ministry has also asked zonal officers to assess the mental and physical condition of employees and punctuality.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]