Press Esc to close
Sunday 31 August 2014
News updated at 2:35 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Railways explore quota for employees' wards in jobs

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS):

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked her ministry to explore the feasibility of according some priority or providing some reservation to the wards of lower-grade employees in railway jobs.

A senior ministry official told IANS the minister had recently expressed the desire to know if wards of railway employees could be accorded some quota, even a minuscule one, in the railway jobs.

The official added that given the apex court's cap of 50 percent in reservation of government jobs, it might be a trifle tough for the ministry to create any dedicated quota for the employees' wards.

The ministry, however, is still examining the feasibility of according some priority to railways employees' wards in its jobs, he added.
The ministry has meanwhile decided to liberalise its existing welfare scheme for railway employees, which envisages a railway job to the ward of an employee taking voluntary retirement.


As per the existing scheme, certain classes of drivers and gangmen can take voluntary retirement and while taking the retirement after receiving their retirement benefits, they can also have one of his sons or daughters employed with the railways, the official said.

But the existing scheme has several lacunae due to which it has never been able to take off, explained the official.

To begin with, the schemes entitles only those drivers and gangman to voluntary retirement who have already reached an age of 55 to 57 years after completing 35 years of service.

Additionally, even their wards have to have certain technical qualifications like a diploma from the Industrial Training Institute and clear a written test and undergo a tough screening for the job.

The ministry, however, has now decided to lower both the 35 years' experience and the 55 to 57 years of age bar for the railway employees to take the voluntary retirement.

It has also decided to make the screening test for the wards of retiring railway employees less tougher to accommodate them in the department.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523