RRB: No Fresh Appointments In Railways For 'Khalasi'; Post To Be Filled With Regular Employees: Order
The Railways has decided to bar any new appointments to the post of 'khalasis' or 'bungalow peons' who work at the residences of senior officials, but allowed general managers to fill up such vacant posts with "regular employees" or "substitute" telephone attendant-cum-dak 'khalasis' (TADKs), according to an order.
While a letter in August by the Railway Board indicated that the colonial-era practice of appointing 'khalasis' will be completely done away with, the current order issued on December 1 indicated that it would be continued, albeit with no fresh appointments, but posted from among the existing pool.
"The policy for appointment of TADK will henceforth be as under Engagement of fresh face substitute as TADK is discontinued with effect from 6.8.2020," the order stated.
"As regards posts of TADK that are currently vacant, General Managers may review requirement/necessity for continuing with such posts, keeping in view operational and functional consideration. "Such posts may be filled from substitute TADKs available in Indian Railways. Alternatively, these posts may also be filled by regular employees, from any unit in Indian Railways, subject to willingness of the employee and the officer concerned. The lien and seniority of above employees shall be protected in their parent cadre," it said.