British Raj Rly bungalow peon system to continue, with changes
BUNGALOW PEONS will continue in Railways, albeit in a new avatar, according to a fresh order issued by the Railway ministry on Monday. After reviewing the 100-year old practice, the Railway Board has decided that while fresh bungalow peons, usually engaged by officers as per their wishes, will not be recruited, the ones working will continue to work at officers’ homes and vacant posts of bungalow peons will be filled from the existing pool.
This shows that how difficult it is even for PM to change 100 year old British Raj systems. Railways are incurring a huge amount of public money in providing this facility.
Why railway officers can not employ the domestic helpers themselves and pay them like every citizen does.
Local Circles may take up this issue. more