Problems faced by Railway Employees due to Covid-19: Rajya Sabha QA

Problems faced by Railway Employees due to Covid-19: Affected cases, loss of life, settlement of dues and compassionate appointment provided – Rajya Sabha QA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 598
ANSWERED ON 23.07.2021

PROBLEMS FACED BY EMPLOYEES DUE TO COVID-19

598. DR. V. SIVADASAN:

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

(a) whether Government has the data of Railway employees who have been affected by COVID-19, if so, the zone-wise data;

(b) whether Government has the data of Railway employees who have lost their life due to COVID-19, if so, the zone-wise data;

(c) whether Government intends to conduct special vaccination drives for Railway employees, if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether Government provided any kind of financial or recruitment help to the family members of Railway employees, who have died due to COVID-19, if so, the zone- wise data?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW)

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

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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 598 BY DR. V. SIVADASAN ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 23.07.2021 REGARDING PROBLEMS FACED BY EMPLOYEES DUE TO COVID-19

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The zone-wise details of number of Railway employees who have been found positive and those who died due to COVID-19 is as follows:

 

Railway/PU

No. of Railway employees found positive of COVID-19 No. of Railway employees died due to COVID-19
Central Railway 12357 486
Eastern Railway 13513 142
East Coast Railway 7245 108
East Central Railway 4798 108
North Central Railway 5045 125
North Eastern Railway 4689 126
Northeast Frontier Railway 3713 81
Northern Railway 10060 265
North Western Railway 7871 65
South Central Railway 15882 252
South East Central Railway 8183 206
South Eastern Railway 8657 135
Southern Railway 15474 181
South Western Railway 4699 36
West Central Railway 3728 157
Western Railway 8724 295
Metro Railway 1699 1

 

(c): Yes, Sir. Sufficient number of vaccination centres have been established and staff has been deployed for vaccination drive in Railways. Every effort is being made to vaccinate all the Railway employees at the earliest subject to availability of vaccine doses and willingness of the employees to get vaccinated. Of the total Railway employees, 2,34,184 employees have been fully vaccinated and 8,63,868 have been administered single dose.

(d): The zone-wise details of number of cases in which settlement dues and compassionate ground appointments have been finalised in respect of deaths due to COVID-19 are as follows:

Railway/PU No of cases in which settlement dues have been finalised No. of cases in which Compassionate Ground appointment has been finalised
Central Railway 369 269
Eastern Railway 165 89
East Coast Railway 139 102
East Central Railway 135 14
North Central Railway 141 79
North Eastern Railway 81 55
Northeast Frontier Railway 68 66
Northern Railway 237 231
North Western Railway 91 74
South Central Railway 295 142
South East Central Railway 233 128
South Eastern Railway 157 22
Southern Railway 84 61
South Western Railway 81 15
West Central Railway 109 113
Western Railway 259 209
Metro Railway 11 3

 

Source: Rajya Sabha

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