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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION 


NO. 4257 BY SHRI PRATHAP SIMHA, DR. SHASHI THAROOR AND SHRI C. S. PUTTA RAJU TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 07.08.2014 

REGARDING APPOINTMENT ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS AND SPORTS QUOTA.

(a): Compassionate grounds appointment is considered in favour of a dependent family member of Railway employee dying in harness or who is retired on medical grounds, thereby leaving his family in penury, to relieve the family of the Railway employee concerned from financial destitution and to help it get over this emergency.

Sportspersons are appointed against sports quota on Indian Railways based on their sports achievements in recognized International / National / All India University/ State level championships, besides fulfilling the age and minimum educational qualification criteria as per extant instructions and qualifying in sports trials.

(b): Details of appointments made under Sports Quota during the last three years and the current year, sports & year wise are as under:-

S. No.
Games
Number of Sportspersons Recruited against Sports Quota
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15*
1
Aquatics
22
11
9
2
Archery
4
6
4
3
Athletics
53
51
43
1
4
Badminton
20
18
29
5
Ball Badminton
1
8
7
6
Basketball
43
32
43
7
Billiards & Snooker
2
6
4
8
Body Building
5
5
4
9
Boxing
9
22
18
10
Bridge
1
1
11
Chess
2
4
5
12
Cricket
47
52
59
13
Cross Country
1
2
2
14
Cycling
6
6
3
15
Football
67
64
51
1
16
Golf
1
3
1
17
Gymnastics
3
8
7
18
Handball
9
6
13
19
Hockey
44
40
92
20
Kabaddi
21
27
25
1
21
Kho-Kho
4
5
2
1
22
Power-Lifting
4
9
12
23
Shooting
4
4
5
24
Table Tennis
16
8
14
25
Tennis
0
2
1
26
Volleyball
39
51
44
27
Weight-Lifting
15
17
16
28
Wrestling
18
15
26

Total
460
483
540
4


 * The recruitment process against sports quota for the year 2014-15 is still ongoing and will be finalized up to March 2015.

(c):    The details of pending cases of appointment on compassionate grounds as on 30.04.2014 are as under:-

Zonal Railways
Number of pending cases
Zonal Railways
Number of pending cases
Central
101
North Western
74
Eastern
368
Southern
278
East Central
116
South Central
252
East Coast 
52
South East Central
38
Northern
147
South Eastern
210
North Central
83
South Western
94
North Eastern
225
Western
94
Northeast Frontier
238
West Central
60
Total   =  2430

Each and every case of compassionate appointment is dealt with and disposed off expeditiously to save the family of the ex-employee from any hardship. With a view to expedite appointment on compassionate ground the following steps are being taken:

(i)   Welfare Inspectors by the zonal Railways are deputed to contact the family members and to conduct enquiry into the details as soon as the applications are made.

(ii)  Constant monitoring is done by Divisional Personnel Officers/Senior Divisional Personnel Officers at the Divisional level and by Chief Personnel Officers at the Head Quarter level and also by the Heads of Personnel Branch in other units.

(iii) Selections for determining the suitability of the applicants are conducted regularly.

(iv) Compassionate appointment Adalats are also held periodically to settle the grievances regarding appointment on compassionate grounds by the zonal Railways.

(v)    The position regarding compassionate appointment is also reviewed by the Railway Board regularly.

(d): No, Madam. All appointments are made as per the extant instructions.

(e):   No, Madam. There is no proposal at present to increase the number of posts for recruitment against sports quota on Indian Railways.



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