In rare move, railways retires 32 officers in ‘public interest’

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In a rare move, the railways has prematurely retired 32 of its officers above the age of 50 years in public interest on grounds of inefficiency, doubtful integrity and conduct unbecoming of a railway servant as part of a periodic review, according to a statement.

The only time in recent history when the railways undertook such a move was in 2016-17 when four officers were prematurely retired.

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Periodic review of those attaining a certain age is part of the service rules of government employees, but rarely are they prematurely retired, officials said.

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