No job cuts but profiles may change: Railways – Times of India: NEW DELHI: The Railways on Friday mentioned sure job profiles of its staff may change within the coming days however asserted that there might be no job losses, a day after the nationwide transporter issued a letter, asking its common managers to slash 50 per cent vacancies and freeze creation of recent posts.
No job cuts but profiles may change: Railways – Times of India
In a web-based briefing, director common (HR) Railway Board, Anand S Khati mentioned the Railways might be “rightsizing and never downsizing”.
He mentioned resulting from technological interventions within the nationwide transporter, sure job profiles may change, whereby the personnel might be re-skilled, however there might be no job losses.
“We might be rightsizing and never downsizing. Let there be little question that the Indian Railways will stay the biggest employer within the nation. We’ll transfer from unskilled to extra expert jobs,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the order (despatched on Thursday) was to give up non-functional, non-safety vacant posts which might assist in creating extra security posts for brand spanking new railway infrastructure initiatives already underway.
He asserted that each one ongoing recruitment drives for varied classes of posts will proceed as common, including that these posts which have been notified or marketed is not going to be impacted in any approach.
The Railways at the moment has 12,18,335 staff and spends 65 per cent of its revenue on fee of salaries and pension.
Since 2018, the Railways has notified 72,274 vacancies in security class and 68,366 in non security class, taking the whole variety of vacancies notified to 1,40,640.
The letter to the overall managers, accredited by the Monetary Commissioner, Railways mentioned the freezing of recent posts, evaluation of posts created in final two years and surrendering of 50 per cent of current vacancies was a part of “an motion plan for financial measure and rationalisation of expenditure.”
The letter led to speculations that the Railways was geared as much as downsize its employees.
Whereas Khati maintained that there can be no job losses within the nationwide transporter, in a letter dated June 19, the monetary commissioner of the Railways had instructed the overall managers of all of the zones that the visitors earnings of the nationwide transporter dropped by 58 per cent on the finish of Might, as in comparison with the corresponding interval of the earlier yr and that there was a “must discover new areas of expenditure management and enhancement of earnings”.
The monetary commissioner had additionally proposed a slew of austerity measures — freeze within the creation of recent posts, rationalisation of manpower at workshops, shifting outsourced work to CSR, transferring ceremonial capabilities to digital platforms and slicing down on use of stationary by 50 per cent.
Within the letter, the monetary commissioner had additionally suggested the zones to manage expenditure by decreasing employees price, rationalising employees and in addition by making them carry out a number of duties.
It had additionally requested the zones to evaluation contracts, cut back power consumption and reduce price in administrative and different areas.