Friday, 17 August 2018

Indian Railways to sack more than 13,000 absentees

More than 13,000 employees of the Indian Railways are likely to face termination of services over ‘unauthorised’ leaves.

The disciplinary action against the Group C and D employees came after railways minister Piyush Goyal asked top officials to launch a massive drive to identify long-term absentees in various railway establishments.

During the drive, it was found that 13,521 out of 13 lakh workforce were absent from service for a long time without any authorisation.

“The establishment has initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate services of such absentees,” read a statement by the Railways.

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