Ministry of Railways07-December, 2006 14:13 IST
Facilities for Railway Employees
Lok Sabha

Indian Railways undertake various staff welfare activities for the benefit of railway employees as well as their children and dependents. These are medical care through Railway’s hospitals and health units, health care and sanitation, free travel facilities and other activities under Staff Benefit Fund like Ayurvedic/Homoeopathic dispensaries; relief to employees in distress; promotion of culture, women empowerment, sports, scouting and other recreation activities. The activities specifically targeted at employees’ children / dependents are, scholarships for technical education under Staff Benefit  Fund to education through schools in railway sector as well as Kendriya Vidyalayas, etc.

Zone-wise amounts budgeted for the Staff Welfare and Amenities for the year 2006-07 are as under: -

S.No.

Railway Zone

Net Amount Budgeted for 2006-07 (In crores of Rupees)

1.

Central

157.20

2.

Eastern

141.46

3.

Northern

184.56

4.

North Eastern

68.54

5.

Northeast Frontier

136.73

6.

Southern

142.64

7.

South Central

173.65

8.

South Eastern

128.60

9.

Western

139.22

10.

East Central

85.43

11.

East Coast

67.97

12.

North Central

69.38

13.

North Western

65.14

14.

South East Central

64.29

15.

South Western

45.76

16.

West Central

63.39

17.

Metro Railway/Kolkata

4.34

Total

1738.30

Review of the welfare activities and facilities provided thereunder by the Indian Railways is an on-going process.

This information was given by Shri R.Velu, Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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(Release ID :22925)