Railways Cannot Forever Live In Colonial Era: Piyush Goyal

Railways Cannot Forever Live In Colonial Era: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today urged senior officials to not go back to the colonial- era practice of having railway employees working at their homes. Soon after taking over as minister, Goyal had instructed all the rail employees working at officers’ homes to return to their primary jobs. Officials say that around 10,000 Group-D railway employees, including gangmen and track men, have since been relieved from the houses of senior officers and put back into safety and maintenance work. Speaking at the 5th R K Vir Memorial Event here, Goyal said that times have changed and that the railways cannot forever live in the “colonial era of the British”. “Is our mind going to be more bothered about bungalow peons and linesmen that we can get to work in our homes? “…The first decision that I made, I hope it is being implemented. I hope its not gone back to the good old days,” he said. Turning to Ghanshyam Singh, a Railway Board member, the minister said, “I am talking about the 8000-10,000 people who worked in bungalows.” Singh said that the men had gone back to work “then and there”. Read More…

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