Privatization in Railway Defence, Ban on recruitment/creation of posts etc.: Action Taken Report of Standing Committee Meeting

[GoI, Min P,PG & P, DoPT’s OM No. 3/1/2018-JCA dated 08.07.2019]

Subject: Minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting held on 07.03.2019 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) - reg.

5. Staff Side also raised the discussions on the Action Taken statements (ATS) on the minutes of the Standing Committee Meeting, which was held on 03/05/2017 :

i) Item No.4 : No Privatization, PPP of FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments:

Staff Side member from MoD stated that the Ordnance Factories, DGQA, and other Army Establishments are under severe crisis, since Defence Ministry have decided to declare 286 items being manufactured in Ordnance Factories as Non-core and to outsource the same. Similarly many Army units are declared to be closed and Army based workshops are going to be converted to GOCO Model. More than 30 thousand employees are likely to be displaced.

Staff Side requested that Defence Ministry may re-consider all the above policy decisions and should hold negotiations with Staff Side in this regard. Staff Side members of Railways also expressed similar concern.
Chairman desired that the respective Ministries may discuss the matter with the concerned Staff side and to resolve the issue represented amicably.

ii) Item No.6: No ban on Recruitment/Creation of Posts.
Staff Side stated that even though there is no ban on recruitment, large number of posts are lying vacant and the work to be done by permanent workers are being outsourced. They demanded that all the Ministries may be advised to fill up the posts lying vacant.

Chairman stated that there is no ban to fill up the vacant posts and all Departments can take steps for filling up of vacancies based on their requirements.


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