Non-Receipt of Salary by Railway Employees During COVID-19: Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1405
ANSWERED ON 12.02.2021
NON-RECEIPT OF SALARY BY RAILWAY EMPLOYEES DURING COVID-19
1405. SHRI BINOY VISWAM:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) total number of employees sent on leave without pay since March 2020 and how many of those have joined back;
(b) how many Railway employees at present have not received salaries for more than one month since March 2020 and the total amount due, in Rupees, to be paid in pending salaries to Railway employees;
(c) how many Railway employees have been infected by COVID-19 till now and how many of them have lost their lives due to COVID-19; and
(d) how many COVID care centers are available for treatment of infected Railway employees and details of entity covering the cost of treatment?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND
CONSUMERS AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) & (b) On account of COVID-19, no Railway employee has been sent on leave or not received salary since March 2020.
(c) 32641 Railway employees were infected by COVID-19. 592 Railway employees have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
(d) 48 COVID care centers are available for treatment of COVID-19 affected Railway employees. Ministry of Finance has provided support for COVID related expenditure to Ministry of Railways through World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Source: Rajya Sabha