NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has abolished almost 72,000 posts of Group-C and Group-D classes within the final six years, which embody peons, waiters, sweepers, gardeners and first college lecturers. In line with official paperwork, the 16 zones of railways had proposed to give up 81,000 such posts for these classes from 2015-16 to 2020-21.
Officers stated these posts are non-essential and these have little relevance contemplating the change in work tradition and expertise adoption. To this point 56,888 such posts have been surrendered by the zonal railways and the remaining 15,495 are scheduled to be surrendered. Information exhibits that the northern Railways has surrendered greater than 9,000 posts whereas within the south japanese Railway 4,677 posts have been abolished. The southern Railway has surrendered 7,524 posts and within the japanese Railways, it is greater than 5,700. Sources stated one other 9,000-10,000 such posts could also be abolished by the tip of this present monetary yr after the approval from the Railway Board.
Officers stated staff at present holding such posts are prone to be absorbed within the numerous departments.
The railways determine on the give up of posts after finishing up work-study efficiency of staff throughout the zones. The research additionally point out the estimated financial savings as a result of surrendering such posts. Officers stated the main focus of such research is to scale back the posts which can be unproductive. “We will concentrate on getting extra technical individuals who can contribute to our progress and operation moderately than having a lot of help employees to hold letters and different paperwork,” stated an official.
Lately, the variety of sanctioned posts within the railways has been declining as a result of outsourcing. The nationwide transporter has taken this route to scale back the monetary burdens on it, each when it comes to salaries and pensions. Presently, railways spend half of its whole earnings on salaries and pensions – 37 paise out of each one rupee earned on salaries of employees and 16 paise on pensions.