Railways offer VRS to aging staff
It has identified the aging staff as a problem in coping with security issues and thus offered the VRS
Published on 14/07/2010 - 07:38:13 AM
New Delhi: The Railways have offered Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) to the employees who have attained the age of 50.
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said here that the Railways have offered VRS to such staff who have attained the age of 50. However, she will consider providing jobs to the wards of those opting for VRS.
Addressing a meeting of the All-India Running Staff Conference, Banerjee said, “I will consider providing jobs to the wards of those opting for VRS.”
Her ministry is also considering making a provision for reserving a certain percentage of jobs in Group-D for wards of railway employees, she added.
About backlog of vacancies, she said, “I promise to clear backlog of 1.47 lakh vacancies in the Railways” However, she denied divulging any timeframe for the same.
The Railways seem to have identified the aging staff as a problem in coping with security issues and thus it has offered the VRS.