Railways To End VIP Culture

Vastavam web:The railway ministry has asked its senior staff to slug it out — at home and at work –as part of steps to end the VIP culture in India's national transporter. The ministry has brought to an end a 36-year- old protocol where it was mandatory for general
managers to be present on arrival and departure of the Railway Board chairman and
other board members during zonal visits. In an order on September 28, the ministry
said that the guidelines regarding the protocol to be observed at airports and railway
stations stand withdrawn with immediate effect. Railway Board chairman Ashwani
Lohani said no official will offer or receive bouquets and gifts at any time. Senior
officials will also have to exercise restraint at home, he said. They will have to relieve
the railway staff engaged as the domestic help at their homes.