UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-3075
Duty hours of loco drivers
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS ( SHRI KOTLA JAYA SURYA PRAKASH REDDY )
(a) : No, Sir.
(b) : Does not arise.
(c) : No, Sir. Railway Servants (Hours of Work & Period of Rest) Rules, 2005 framed under the provisions of Railways Act, 1989 have the approval of Ministry of Labour & Employment. Under Rule 3 of the said Rules, the Head of the Railway Administration is the competent authority to decide the duty hours of loco drivers.
(d) : Does not arise.
(e) : Yes, Sir. A High Power Committee constituted by Ministry of Railways to review the duty hours of loco drivers and safety related categories has submitted its report. The recommendations of the Committee are being examined by the Railways.
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