Railways Set To Embrace Technology & Automation, Reduce Hiring

Railways Set To Embrace Technology & Automation, Reduce Hiring

The Indian Railways has decided to increase the use of technology, especially to ensure safety, and cut down on hiring people in the face of growing criticism over train accidents blamed on human error.

With almost 14 lakh employees, the Indian Railways is the largest employer in India and eighth largest globally. As of April 2017, it has vacancy for 2.2 lakh non-gazetted posts of which 1.24 lakh posts are in areas related to safety.

In June 2015, the Bibek Debroy committee on restructuring of railways had recommended that railways should opt for staff rationalisation for long-term viability. Currently, employees’ salary accounts for more than 50 per cent of railways expenditure. Read More…

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