The Railways has misplaced 2,903 workers as a result of COVID-19, minister Ashwini Vaishnaw knowledgeable Parliament on Friday.
In a written reply within the Rajya Sabha, he stated settlement of dues has been made with households of those that died in 2,782 circumstances.
“Indian Railways has a policy for giving appointment on compassionate ground to dependents of Railway servants who lose their lives in the course of duty or die in harness or are medically incapacitated.
“Dependents of relations of Railway workers who misplaced their life to COVID-19 are coated beneath the scheme of compassionate floor appointment,” Mr Vaishnaw said.
Out of a total of 2,903 cases of deaths due to COVID-19, compassionate appointments have been provided in 1,732 cases, he said, adding 8,63,868 Railway employees have been given the first dose of vaccine and 2,34,184 the second dose.
“A enough variety of vaccination centres have been established and employees has been deployed for vaccination drive in Railways.
“Every effort is being made to vaccinate all Railway employees at the earliest subject to availability of vaccine doses and willingness of the employees to get vaccinated,” Mr Vaishnaw stated.
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