Railway Minister suggests measures to improve safety
In a bid to incentivize rail employees to prevent mishaps, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal suggested out of turn promotions for employees who take timely action to avert accidents. Speaking at a review meeting with senior officials of the South Western Railway, the BJP leader said that safety would be given top priority and track renewal works would be undertaken to ensure the same.
Goyal said that such a promotion scheme would improve the morale of the staff and incentivize them to be on their toes to prevent accidents. He also asked the Indian Railways to develop an action plan to eliminate unmanned level crossing gates by 2019-2020 so as to reduce accidents in such sites.
"The minister suggested various schemes such as granting out-of-turn promotion for the staff who take timely action to avert accidents. He said such schemes will go a long way in boosting the morale of the staff," said an official statement from the South Western Railway.