Strength of Loco Pilots-Indian Railway News
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 147
ANSWERED ON 15.12.2017
Strength of loco pilots
147 Prof. M.V. Rajeev Gowda
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) the total sanctioned strength of loco pilots and the number of vacancies in each Railway Zone since 2010, year-wise;
(b) whether loco pilots have been deployed in stationary duties;
(c) if so, the details and numbers thereof;
(d) whether Government has taken any steps to reduce vacancies of loco pilots; and
(e) if so, the details thereof, if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (e) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 147 BY PROF. M.V.RAJEEV GOWDA ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 15.12.2017 REGARDING STRENGTH OF LOCO PILOTS.
(a) Zone wise statement in respect of total sanctioned strength of Loco pilots and number of vacancies in each Railway Zone since 2010 is Appended.
(b) & (c) Yes, Sir. 1186 Loco pilots are deployed on stationary duties within their cadre as Power Controllers, Crew Controllers etc.
(d) & (e) Yes, Sir. Recruitments are made regularly from open market through Railway Recruitment Boards. Since 2011-12, 59,852 Assistant Loco Pilots have been recruited on the Railways.