Railway has decided not to make appointments on many posts in the coming time. Actually, due to outsourcing in Indian Railways, posts like Assistant Cook, Bill Poster, Typist, Gardener, Daftari, Carpenter, Khalasi and Painter will now be abolished. The decision to abolish these posts has been taken after an internal review conducted by the Indian Railways.
In the coming time, no recruitment will be done on these posts in the Railways anytime now. In these departments, the Railways will deal with the works only through outsourcing. This situation is when 14,329 posts are lying vacant out of a total of 60 thousand employees in various categories of railways.
According to the Railways, due to technological advancement, there is not enough work left for the employees posted on these posts. Keeping in mind the increasing expenditure of the Railways, this decision has been taken. However, where there is a requirement of employees, the work will be done through outsourcing.
It is worth noting that the Chairman of Railway Board has written a letter to all the Zonal General Managers in this regard asking them to focus on reducing the expenditure on human resource.
He says that 67 percent of the total expenditure on behalf of the Railways is done only on human resources. For this reason, the Railways has decided to cancel the posts with less work. Along with this, they have also been asked to prepare a report of the work place and work report and send it to the board after preparing a proposal for outsource, so that measures can be ensured to reduce the expenditure.
Railway Board has decided to accommodate the employees working in these posts at the workplaces of any other department. According to the Chairman of Railway Board, necessary work on these vacant posts should be done through outsource. In this connection, the process of surrendering many posts has also been started by the North Eastern Railway Administration.
The process of surrendering 1300 posts including 434 posts of assistant loco pilots in Lucknow, Varanasi and Izzatnagar divisions, 120 posts of scavengers in health department, 100 posts of TGTs and PGTs in railway schools and 50 posts in mechanical factories has been completed. Along with this, its report has also been sent to the Railway Board.