Recruitment delay threatens safety systems in SCR

Recruitment delay threatens safety systems in SCR

Over 6,000 posts related to safety upkeep and maintenance lying vacant Focus is on safety for the Indian Railways after Ashwini Lohani took charge of the Railway Board as its new chairman, but if the South Central Railway (SCR), consistently outperforming other zones in various parameters, says scores of posts dealing with safety and civil engineering sections have to be filled pending approvals, it is time to sit up and take note. Over 6,000 technical and other on-ground personnel dealing with key safety upkeep and maintenance have to be recruited…

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Tory donor threatens to stop funding over Brexit plans

Tory donor threatens to stop funding over Brexit plans

A major Tory donor has warned that he will stop funding the party if Theresa May’s Brexit plans involve the UK coming out of the single market. Sir Andrew Cook, who has donated more than £1.2m to the party, told The Timesthe country could “sleepwalk to disaster” if it made such a move. The engineering firm chairman said at least one of his factories was almost “entirely dependent” on access to it. Sir Andrew backed the Remain campaign in the EU referendum. He told the newspaper that the “economic arguments…

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