Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2015

Govt mulls giving Rs 10 lakh extra to employees for taking VRS

New Delhi: Government is considering giving financial incentives Rs 10 lakh to those central government employees willing to go to voluntary retirement.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said in a conference that his Ministry is mulling to give Rs 10 lakh extra to such employees, who want to take VRS.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said in a conference that his Ministry is mulling to give Rs 10 lakh extra to such employees, who want to take VRS.

The Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that he has asked his Ministry to come out with a proposal to give Rs 10 lakh extra to such employees for taking VRS.

Gadkari asked bureaucrats and engineers to take voluntary retirement, who often raise needless objections or delay work.

“There is a tendency to stop or delay work, which goes against everyone and hampers development. It’s better that government personnel take VRS…Let them go rather than troubling us,” Gadkari said while addressing a conference on highway construction equipment.

Large number of engineers and other officials from Transport Ministry, NHAI and other affiliated agencies were present in the meeting.

This is not the first time when Gadkari has cracked the whip on a public platform. Soon after taking charge of the Ministry, he had asked officials and engineers to stop the practice of making contractors visit them again and again.

He had said he would prefer such officials go out of the system. Gadkari had also warned that strict action would be taken against all those who keep files with them for several days.

TST

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