It takes time to bring changes in work culture, Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani said a day after the Railways suspended four class three officials for employing trackmen as domestic helps in their homes. He also said that such incidents cannot be totally eliminated in an organisation of 1.3 million employees. A TV channel had yesterday shown how the men who were supposed to be engaged in safety work on the tracks were doing menial jobs at the homes of their seniors, mostly supervisors, including cleaning, washing and even erecting fences at their homes.
“We have suspended all of them. We are committed to work culture reforms and we are doing this not because it has been covered by the media, but because it is the right thing to do. “In an organisation of 1.3 million employees, this takes time and stray cases cannot be totally eliminated,” Lohani told PTI.
Soon after taking over, both Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal and Lohani had ordered that no railway staff or machinery be misused in any way, as part of their efforts to cut down on VIP culture in the national transporter.
Sources in the ministry say that after the order, almost all the men had returned to duty, except a few. Read More