Railways to end colonial-era Khalasi system say no to new appointments


The railways are on the verge of ending a colonial-era practice of appointing khalasis or “bungalow peons” who worked in the residences of high officials, following an order from the Railways Council. of iron prohibiting any new appointment to this post.

In an order issued Aug. 6, the Railway Commission said the issue regarding the cum-dak khalasis (TADK) telephone attendants was under review.

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“The matter of the appointment of TADK is under consideration in the Railway Council. It was therefore decided that any appointment of new replacements as TADK should not be processed or made with immediate effect.

In addition, all cases approved for such appointments since July 1, 2020 can be reviewed and the position notified to the Board. This can be strictly observed in all railway establishments “, specifies the decree.

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