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Colonial-Era Khalasi System In Railways To End, No New Appointments To Be Done

In an order issued on Thursday, the issue regarding telephone attendant-cum-dak khalasi (TADKs) is under review, the railway board said. 

The Railways is all set to end the colonial-era system of appointing khalasi or ”bungalow peons” who worked at the homes of senior officials. Railway Board passed an order barring any new appointment to the post.

In an order issued on Thursday, the issue regarding telephone attendant-cum-dak khalasis (TADKs) is under review, the railway board said.

“The issue regarding the appointment of TADK is under review in Railway Board. It has, therefore, been decided that any appointment of fresh face substitutes as TADK should not either be processed or made with immediate effect,” the order read.

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“Further, all cases approved for such appointments since 1st July 2020 may be reviewed and position advised to Board. This may be complied with strictly in all Railway establishments,” the order further stated.

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