The Indian Railways has hinted to pause new recruitments fearing the huge deficit in the department. The deficit of Indian Railways has already downgraded 58% till May end in comparison to last year. In a letter written on 19 June 2020 Indian Railways Finance Secretary sent a message to all Railway zonal General Managers to find the ways to ramp up revenue and lower down spending. Department has also hinted to re-structure the manpower in workshops.
According to the press release notice Indian Railways is looking to halt the new recruitments. However, there is no mention of ongoing recruitments in release and there shall be no impact will be on pending RRB NTPC and RRC Group D vacancies.
Indian Railways over revenue deficit which has fallen 58% in comparison to last year’s by May month, has decided to opt out half of its stationary use. Department is also considering to shift manual work to its digital platforms. The detailed roadmap has been prepared by Indian Railways, an report says. Based on press intimation facing huge revenue loss due to Covid19 lockdown for nearly 3 months, Indian Railways assessing its fiscal condition up to May 2020, has decided to stop new recruitments. As hinted, Railway RRB and RRCs may reduce the manpower by halting new bharti through Railway Recruitment Board and Cells.
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Note- No official mention of pending Railway NTPC, Group D, Ministerial and Isolated Categories vacancies is made in press release citing letter written to all Zonal GMs.
On June 19, Indian Railways Finance Secretary wrote a letter to all zonal General Managers over current situation prevailed after Covid19 situation. He also asked GMs to provide feasible suggestions for speedy recovery of revenue loss. In his letter the data of Indian Railways facing 58 percent deficit was highlighted. Indian Railways has faced huge deficit due to suspension of Rail services for about 90 days. Among letter’s highlights he urges General Managers of all Railway Zonals to cut short the spendings, to restructure manpower in Workshops, digitalizing the manual work and cut half the use of stationaries.
Indian Railways is under huge revenue loss over Covid19 and even most of the rail services across country are yet to be resumed. In review of this it has been suggested to halt new recruitments in the department.
However official order or notice on the same is yet to be released at official website www.indianrailways.gov.in.