Monday September 20, 2021

‘Work-shirkers to be put in surplus pool’

July 30, 2021

LAHORE:Minister for Railways Muhammad Azam Khan Swati has said to increase efficiency in railways, those who are not working need to be put in the surplus pool.

Chairing a meeting at Railway Headquarters here on Thursday, the minister urged the officers and staff to get vaccinated by August 10 because the best treatment of Corona is just precautions and a vaccine. In order to increase the efficiency in Pakistan Railways, those who are not working need to be put in the surplus pool. Instead of being removed from the railways, they will be posted in other sections where they are deemed necessary. Rewards will also be given to the workers and officers for their good work so that their morale remains high and they work harder and more diligently. Due to repeated tenders, a lot of money is wasted in advertisements, so prepare a clear and crisp advertisement for once, without any chance of error, the minister said. Talking about the outsourcing of trains, the federal minister said, “You cannot do business at a loss. It is not a charity, it is a business partnership and both partners should benefit from it. We have to prove ourselves as businessmen.

You should analyse things and seek guidance from your seniors. We are going to outsource schools, colleges and hospitals under public-private partnership for which work has already been started.”

The railway minister said under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Vision of Green Pakistan, the tree planting campaign in railways should be intensified and all divisions including the headquarters and the vacant places along the tracks should be planted so that ML-I starts in a green environment. He said solar systems will be installed in railways and installation of solar systems at 155 railway stations will be started soon. Praising the face recognition system for attendance of employees, the minister said officers who have done this job deserve appreciation. Referring to e-filing, he said all departments of railways should complete e-filing by August 31.

Later, the minister accompanied by Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways Nisar Ahmed Memon visited the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. He said Shah Rukh Khan has played an important role in the revival of the Royal Palm Club.

Briefing the Federal Minister for Railways, the manager of the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club said all the members of the club are happy with the services of the club and there is no member who has any complaint.Minister Muhammad Azam Khan Swati expressed happiness and satisfaction over the facilities provided at the club and its rehabilitation.