GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-264
Employees caught in vigilance drives
264 . SHRI MOHAMMED ADEEB
(a) whether it is a fact that over 15,000 railway employees were caught in vigilance drives in the recent past;
(b) whether booking clerks, TTEs and security personnel were found involved in various malpractices;
(c) if so, the details of railway employees along with the details of various malpractices for which they were caught;
(d) the action taken against them, so far; and
(e) the steps taken to prevent recurrence of such malpractices in Railways?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI KOTLA JAYA SURYA PRAKASH REDDY)
(a) No, Sir.
(b) Yes, Sir.
(c) 1246 booking clerks and 790 TTEs have been taken up under D&AR action for various irregularities such as overcharging, excess/shortage in Government/Private cash, being accomplice in allowing unauthorized travel in trains during the year 2012 (upto August). 17 nos. of security personnel have been taken up for various irregularities like failure to check touts, misuse of Railway premises and other irregularities in delivery of scrap etc. in the year 2012 (upto August).
(d) Suitable disciplinary action has been initiated under Railway Servants (Disciplinary & Appeal) Rules, 1968 against all officials found responsible for various irregularities, depending on quantum of offence/irregularity.
(e) In order to prevent recurrence of such malpractices, regular preventive and decoy checks are conducted and suitable disciplinary action is initiated against officials found responsible for such irregularities, to serve as a deterrent. Vigilance awareness camps are also organized for Railway functionaries from time to time.
Source : Rajya Sabha News