The move came after railways minister Piyush Goyal asked the top brass to launch a massive drive to identify long term absentees in various railway establishments.

| TNN | Updated: Feb 10, 2018, 12:45 IST

Highlights

  • The move came after railways minister asked for a massive drive to identify long term absentees
  • It was found that more than 13,000 out of 13 lakh workforce were absent from service for a long time without authorisation.

NEW DELHI: Railways has initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate services against more than 13,000 employees who are on unauthorised absence for a long time.

The move came after railways minister Piyush Goyal asked the top brass to launch a massive drive to identify long term absentees in various railway establishments.

During the drive, it was found that more than 13,000 out of 13 lakh workforce were absent from service for a long time without authorisation.

A railways statement said, “The establishment has initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate services of such absentees.”

Railways have instructed all the officers and supervisors to weed out these employees from the rolls after following due process, it added.


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