Outsourcing of Railway Employees – Rajya Sabha QA

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Outsourcing of Railway Employees – Rajya Sabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 70
ANSWERED ON 22.11.2019

Outsourcing of employees in Railways

70 Ch. Sukhram Singh Yadav

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-

(a) whether it is a fact that Railways are conducting an assessment in its Departments to ascertain the places and the number of employees that can be outsourced;

(b) the number of employees working in Railways through outsourcing and the details of social security schemes applicable for benefiting these employees; and

(c) the minimum and maximum salary fixed for outsourced employees in Railways and the actual salary that these employees are getting?

Also Read : No proposal to privatise the operations of Railways

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) to (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 70 BY CH. SUKHRAM SINGH YADAV ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 22.11.2019 REGARDING OUTSOURCING OF EMPLOYEES IN RAILWAYS

(a) No, Sir.

(b) Information in regard to number of employees working in Railways through outsourcing is being collected and will be laid on the Table of the House.
Adherence to Social Security Schemes (i.e EPFO, ESIC etc.) as administered by Ministry of Labour & Employment is being ensured through General Conditions of Contract.

(c) As specified in “General Conditions of Contract” (GCC), Minimum wages are being paid as per the provisions of Minimum Wages Act, 1948.

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