Indian Railways has decided to hire retired Indian army personnel to protect the property and assets of railway throughout the country. The official order has been released by the Indian Railways this week, and from now onwards retired army men will safeguard the properties of Indian Railways.
Railways will employ retired military personnel, according to an official order, to safeguard their properties throughout the country. Previously, the Railway Council had authorized overall directors in its areas to involve public safety organizations such as home guards – Maharashtra Industrial Security Force to secure the premises of Indian Railways.
According to the Indian Railways, there are 76,563 Railway Protection Special Force officers – who are fulfilling the duty of securing the premises of Indian Railways, but the problem is that the number of security personnel is 15% less than the required strength. Due to this fact, the Indian Railways has decided to hire retired military personnel to fill that 15 % gap.
Previously, the order gave general managers in their areas the power to engage government safety organizations such as home guards.
With this new order, the retired Indian army men will be able to live a luxurious lifestyle and earn a good monthly income, besides the monthly pension that they get from the Indian government. According to the Indian Railways, the retired army personnel will be warmly welcomed in the security forces of Railways and they will enjoy good salaries and perks here.
Indian Railways has already started issuing job employments in local newspapers, and the turnout has been good. By having retired military personnel in their protection force, the assets of Indian Railways will become more secure with a special level of security offered by the retired army men.
Indian Railways is operated by the Indian Ministry of Railways. At 67,368 kilometers long and total track length of 121,407 kilometers, the company manages the fourth-largest train network in the world.