The Ministry of Railways seems in no mood to relent on recalling officers from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, a PSU under its control, even as its means reduction in staff strength at the IPO-bound company.
It has issued show-cause notice to many officers and is in the process of firing more such letters noting that railways would deem them to have resigned, as they have not reported back to the cadre after expiry of the approved deputation.
As per the February order, 167 employees of 388 on deputation from the Railway Ministry would stand repatriated. This, senior officers argue, would impact daily functioning of the rail infrastructure developer when the government is readying plans for its listing.
“As per extant instructions of the ministry, if an officer doesn’t return to the railways within one month of expiry of the sanctioned tenure it shall be deemed that he has resigned from the service,” the ministry is learnt to have written to officers. The ministry sources said hundreds of officers are on deputation with rail PSUs with many of them completing five years there. Read More
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