The Indian Railways is set to cut down the staff strength of its board from 200 to about 150 by transferring about five director-level officials and above to zonal railways to increase efficiency, reports Hindustan Times.
According to the report, a senior official of the Ministry of Railways said that the transfers would be completed within a month. The official added that the move will not have any affect on the top-level members of the board.
“It was one of the top suggestions of railway minister Piyush Goyal and was to be done on priority. In a review meeting, it was noted to review a deployment of railway staff. It was felt there were too many officers within the railway board looking at the same thing.
The officers will be sent to supervise and help in the functioning of the zones. A final decision is yet to be taken on how many officers will be transferred,” an official familiar with the development was quoted in the report as saying. Read More
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