Government jobs have been the dream for many who aim at living a life with surety and respect. People in government offices are used to being respected in the society and looked up to. However, there is a dark side of working in a government organisation which is rarely brought to light. One such event came to light in Bilaspur when a woman clerk working with the Indian Railways in Bilaspur was transferred for refusing to sing duet songs with the general manager in a get-together. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Plans to Introduce ‘Zero-based’ Timetable Soon | All You Need to Know

The senior clerk who was appointed under the cultural quota was issued with a show cause notice which stated that questions the woman’s attitude towards work. The notice read, “On January 15, during the final rehearsal for cultural program, you failed to obey instructions of DRM, Raipur, in connection with preparations of a few duet songs to sing with the general manager during a get-together function organised on January 16. During the said programme on January 16, when South East Central Railway (SECR) general manager expressed his desire to sing a particular song, you flatly refused to sing the duet song saying that you have not come with preparations to sing the song. You being an employee appointed under cultural quota cannot suppose to refuse to perform when DRM, Raipur” gave clear instructions in advance. Also Read - Plastic-Free India: Soon, Eco-Friendly 'Kulhads' to Replace Plastic Tea Cups at All Indian Railway Stations

The notice also read “She has contravened the provisions of Rule 3 (ii) (iii) of Railway Servants (Conduct) Rules 1966 and thereby rendered herself liable for disciplinary action under Railway Servants (Discipline and Service) Rules 1968 as amended from time to time.” Meanwhile a spokesperson for the Bilaspur Railways said that this issue has been noticed and appropriate steps to rectify the situation will be taken. The event at which the woman refused to sing was a send-off party for the general manager of Bilaspur Zone, Satyendra Kumar, who is attaining superannuation by the end of January 2017. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: 54 Non-suburban Passenger Trains to Run in West Bengal From Dec 2