On humanitarian grounds, Indian Railways has hired almost 2,800 persons who are the next of kin of employees who died from Covid-19 while working during the epidemic. The young children of the dead will be hired when they reach the age of 18, according to the Ministry of Railways on Wednesday.
Since March 2020, the Indian Railways has lost 3,256 personnel of various levels and departments who were working at stations, tracks, and workshops, among other places, to Covid-19. Within four months, 87% of these people’s family members were hired by the railways.
In most situations, the task has been carried up by the son or wife. In some other situations, the spouses have requested that their job be put on hold until they finish their further education and are eligible for higher-level positions. The majority of the employment is in Group D.
The Central and Western Railways in Mumbai had the most fatalities, with 743 people killed. According to reports, Railways hopes to finish the compassionate hiring campaign by the end of this month.
According to a decision made by the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, Railways has also announced a Performance Linked Bonus equivalent to 78 days’ salary for its personnel.
The Indian Express