Re-Engagement of Retired Railway Employees
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 958
ANSWERED ON 22.12.2017
Re engagement of retired railway personnel
958 Shri T. Rathinavel
Shri R. Vaithilingam
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that due to the shortage of staff on safety-related positions, Railways have empowered Divisional Railway Managers to re-engage retired railway personnel for appropriate posts, if so, the details thereof ;
(b) whether it is also a fact that Railways have laid down some conditions for re-engagement, if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the other steps taken by Railways to recruit employees for railway safety purposes?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 958 BY SHRI T. RATHINAVEL AND SHRI R. VAITHILINGAM ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 22.12.2017 REGARDING RE-ENGAGEMENT OF RETIRED RAILWAY PERSONNEL
(a) & (b) : Yes, Sir. Keeping in view the shortage of staff in various categories of posts, Divisional Railway Managers have been empowered to re-engage retired employees on certain conditions, which are as under :
(i) Railway should give publicity to such re-engagement, by putting in on Railway websites.
(ii) While re-engaging such staff, medical fitness of the appropriate category should be obtained from the designated authorities as per existing practices.
(iii) Suitability/competency of the staff should be adjudged before such re-engagement and the issue of their safety record as well as other operational requirements as needed should be adequately addressed.
(iv) Maximum age limit for which re-engagement shall continue will be 65 years.
(v) Retired employees being re-engaged, should not have been covered under the Safety Related Retirement Scheme/Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS).
(vi) This scheme is valid up to 01.12.2019.
(c) : For various non-gazetted posts on Indian Railways, Railway Recruiting agencies are regularly providing panels of successful candidates to Railway/Production Units concerned for safety category posts. Some of the recruitment processes for safety category are scheduled for 2017-18.