Preparations are being made to give a big blow to the employees of Indian Railways.
Railway Board Chairman VK Tripathi found in the quarterly review meeting that the expenses related to the operations are very high. This is well above the 26 per cent average growth over the same period last year.
Preparations are being made to give a big blow to the employees of Indian Railways. In fact, the Railway Board has asked the seven zones to review the allowances for overtime, night duty and travel, besides fuel and maintenance.
In the current financial year till May, in all the seven zones, it has gone well above the 26 per cent average growth of the Railways over the same period last year. According to the railways, the total budget estimate for 2022-23 regarding operations expenses is Rs 2.32 lakh crore. As the accounts are yet to be audited,
Relevant figures are provisional. Sources said that during the meeting, the Railway Board directed the zones to take immediate steps to reduce their expenditure and asked the General Managers to prepare an action plan in this regard. Zones like Eastern Railway (ER), Southern Railway (SR), North Eastern Railway (NER) and Northern Railway (NR) need to regulate kilometer allowance.
This allowance is given to the employees operating the train. South-East Central Railway (SECR), East-Central Railway (ECR) and East Coast Railway (ECOR) have been asked to reduce their expenditure on night duty allowance. PLC/GT