Over 6,800 Rail staff under vigilance scanner

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 18:27

New Delhi: Railways have initiated
departmental action against 6,865 employees, including over
200 gazetted officers, for their alleged involvement in
illegal practices.

A highest of 9,463 employees are from North Eastern
Railways, followed by 1,203 in Northern Railways and 736 in
South Central Railways, according to official data.
The Railways conducted a total of 25,283 preventive
checks between January and December last year, in which 215
gazetted and 6,650 non-gazetted officers were allegedly found
to be involved in corruption.

A highest of 3,226 checks were carried out in North
Eastern Railways, followed by 2,699 in Northern Railways,
2,667 in Southern Railways and 2,423 in North frontier
Railways, it said.

There are about 13,000 gazetted and nearly eight lakh
non-gazetted officers in Indian Railways which have a total
strength of nearly 14 lakh.

"These checks are carried out regularly to ensure
transparency. We will intensify our drive in the coming months
to check leakage of revenue," a senior Railway Ministry
official said.
The vast railway network is divided into 16 zones.

Departmental actions were also initiated against a total
of 729 employees from Western Railways, 547 from Central
Railways, 537 from Southern Railways and 414 from North
Central Railways, according to the data.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 18:27

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