According to an RTI reply, there are 13,75,483 Railways Pensioners at present, out of which 2.86 lakhs are in the range of 80-90 years old. The total number of pensioners in Railways are liable to be more than the existing workers. This is mainly because, the retirements are more comparing to the new recruitment. This is the condition of most of the central government establishments. It was reported earlier that while there are about 40 lakh CG employees, the pensioners number is around 52 lakh.
In order to improve the services, fresh blood is required and there should be adequate recruitment. There should be strong pressure from the unions for increased recruitment. The ban on recruitment should be rescinded. It will result in jobs for the youngsters who are jobless. Is the government hearing?