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Indian Railway To End Colonial-Era Khalasi System, Say No To Fresh Appointments
The Railway Board has said the issue regarding telephone attendant-cum-dak khalasis (TADKs) is under review.
Indian Railway To End Colonial-Era Khalasi System, Say No To Fresh Appointments (Representational Image)
New Delhi: The Indian Railways is all set to end the colonial-ear khalasis or "bungalow peons" who worked at the homes of the senior officials, following an order from the Railway Board barring any new appointment for the post.
The Railway Board in an order issued on Thursday has said that the issue regarding telephone attendant-cum-dak khalasis (TADKs) is under review.
"The issue regarding the appointment of TADK is under review in Railway Board. It has, therefore, been decided that any appointment of fresh face substitutes as TADK should not either be processed or made with immediate effect.
"Further, all cases approved for such appointments since 1st July 2020 may be reviewed and position advised to Board. This may be complied with strictly in all Railway establishments," the order said.
(With input from PTI)