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.
Indian #Railways initiates disciplinary action against over 13,500 employees of Group C & D, who have been on long/unauthorised leaves.
— ANI (@ANI) February 10, 2018
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.