Indian Railways to sack 13,521 absentees

New Delhi, Feb. 10: More than 13,000 employees of the Indian Railways may face termination of services over long and 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, news agency ANI reported.

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,” said the official statement of Indian railways.


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