Indian Railways to fire 13,000 employees on ‘unauthorized leaves’

Over 13,000 Group C & D employees of the Indian Railways are likely to face termination of services for remaining absent from duty for a long time without authorization. A massive drive has been launched, in this regard, on the orders of Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

The Railways has started disciplinary activity under the rules to fire administrations against long haul non-attendants in various railway foundations to improve performance of the association and lift the spirit of true and determined workers.

The massive drive launched by the head of the Railway Department has discovered that more than 13,000 out of total 13 lakh workforce were absent from service for quite a while without authorization or prior permission.

Further, it has instructed all the officers and supervisors to remove these employees from their roles after following due process. One of the largest employers in the world, the Indian Railways is likely to see the loss of about 1 percent of its total workforce due to the drive launched on the orders of Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal.