STARRED QUESTION NO-210
Shortage of staff under Southern Railway
210 . SHRIMATI KANIMOZHI
(a) whether shortage of train drivers and railway staff is the reason for delay in launching new projects under Southern Railway;
(b) the details of the shortfall in railway personnel; and
(c) the steps taken by Government to recruit more staff under Southern Railways?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE )
(a) to (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO.210 BY SHRIMATI KANIMOZHI TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 23.08.2013 REGARDING SHORTAGE OF STAFF UNDER SOUTHERN RAILWAY
(a) No, Sir.
(b) The vacancy position of Southern Railway as on 01.04.2013 is as under:-
Loco Pilots : 219
Other Safety Category : 7452
Non Safety Category : 6291
Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A