New Delhi: Railways on Tuesday clarified that it has recruited approximately 1,84,262 employees in various categories during the year 2014-19 and recruitment exercise for 2,83,637 posts is underway.
The clarification came on the Ministry of Railways Twitter handle in the wake of a news item that has been published in certain newspapers that Railways are taking steps towards compulsorily retiring a sizeable number of Railway employees.
Under the recruitment exercise, tests have already been conducted for 1,41,060 posts and the process shall be completed within the next two months, the Ministry said.
It further clarified that letters have been issued to Railway Zones, production units, merely by way of reiteration, to conduct the routine review of performance of the Railway employees in pursuance of the service conditions laid down under Rules 1802(a), 1803(a), 1804(a) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol II and Rule 66(1) (b) of the Railways Services (Pension) Rules 1993.
Any reference regarding the number of employees being retired under such rules, as drawn in such clippings, is thus without any substance.