13 Lakh Indian Railways Employees Will Now Work In 2 Shifts: Complete Details Here
Newly appointed Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has ordered officials and staffers in his ministry to work in two shifts-first shift will start from 7 am and end at 4 pm and the second shift will start from 3 pm and end at midnight.
This order, issued by the Ministry of Railways ADG PR DJ Narain, is applicable for officials and staffers in the MR cell or the ministers’ office only. “It’s for officers in MR cell only is written in the note and it means-“Miles to go before we sleep…!” So much is to be done and every minute counts for the Railways on a mission mode. MR cell means minister’s office, not private, Railway staff,” the order read.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Vaishnaw, a former Indian Administrative Services officer of the 1994-batch, graduated with a B.Tech degree from MBM Engineering College in Jodhpur and a M.Tech degree from Indian Institute Technology, Kanpur. He is also an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of business.
Vaishnaw, 51, will also be heading the ministries of Electronics and Information Technology and Communications along with the Railways. He has built an illustrious career working for General Electric Co. and Siemens AG before becoming an entrepreneur. After venturing into politics, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha and has also been a part of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s administration.
Railway Officials And Staffers Will Have Two Shifts
Vaishnaw, has ordered officials and staffers to work in two shifts-first shifts will start from 7 am and end at 4 pm and the second shift will start from 3 pm and end at 12 am-midnight.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, who took charge as the Union railway minister on July 8. After taking charge, the first-time minister said he will work to make PM Modi’s vision a reality and Railways constitutes a large part of that vision.
“PM Modi’s vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, that everyone- common man, farmers, the poor get the benefit of the railway. I will work for that vision,” Vaishnaw was quoted by news agency ANI as saying.