A Rajya Sabha MP wrote a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday raising questions about not renewing the contract of Hospitality Supervisors of IRCTC and said that he served him when the Kovid-19 crisis was at its peak. RJD Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha said that he is writing letters on behalf of this personnel, who were contracted by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on 23 April 2019 for supervision of catering services, quality checks in trains.
He said that these contracted employees provided their services during the peak of the Kovid-19 epidemic and handled the responsibility of managing and supervising the food supply services on the Shramik Special trains run by the Indian Railways. Manoj Jha wrote in the letter that we are very sad to know that these employees have informed us that IRCTC officials are asking them to find a new job. Also said that after 20 days they will not be in service.
RJD MP Manoj Jha writes to Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal,” regarding the removal of hospitality supervisors of IRCTC amid COVID pandemic.” pic.twitter.com/ruFv2LjNU1
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He said that IRCTC is arguing that he was placed on a two-year contract, which is now going to expire soon. Manoj Jha said that these supervisors are trained in the hotel sector and many of them have professional degrees in hospitality. He appealed to the Railway Minister to look into the matter and save the job of hundreds of IRCTC supervisors.
Earlier, on 25 June, IRCTC had informed all railway zones that these contracted employees are not required under the present circumstances and their contract can be terminated by giving them one month’s notice.