New Delhi, Feb 10: Over 13,000 Group C & D employees of the Indian Railways are likely to face termination of services for remaining absent from duty for a long time without authorisation. A massive drive has been launched, in this regard, on the orders of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.Also Read - THESE Trains to Halt At Haryana's Kanina Khas Station From Oct 7 | Deets Inside

The Railways has initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate services against long term absentees in various railway establishments to improve performance of the organisation and boost the morale of sincere and diligent employees. (CCTV Cameras to be Installed in Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto Trains: All You Need to Know) Also Read - Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana: 50,000 Candidates to be Selected For Railway Jobs Training, Apply Now

The massive drive launched by the top brass of the Railways has found that more than 13,000 out of 13 lakh workforce were absent from service for a long time without authorisation. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Plans to Discontinue Services of Link Express, Slip Coaches on These Trains

“A massive drive to identify long-term absentees in various establishments of Railways has been initiated. As a result of the drive, more than 13,000 employees out of about 13 lakh employees were found to be on unauthorised absence for a long time,” the railways said in a statement. (Booking Train Ticket Now Easier; Railways to Setup PRS Counters at Post Offices Across Country)

Further, it has instructed all the officers and supervisors to remove these employees from the rolls after following due process.

One of the largest employers in the world, the Indian Railways is likely to see the loss of about 1 per cent of its total workforce due to the drive launched on the orders of Piyush Goyal.