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Aiming to cut on operational cost, the Indian Railways is set to end the practice of appointing telephone attendants-cum-dak khalasis (TADKs) or bungalow who are peons deployed at the residences of senior officials.

The move has come after an August 6 order of the Railway Board to bar new appointments of such staff.

“The issue of appointing TADKs is under review,” an order said.

“It has, therefore, been decided that any appointment of fresh substitutes as TADKs should not either be processed or made, with immediate effect,” the order added.

“Further, all cases approved for such appointments since July 1 may be reviewed and the position conveyed to the Board,” the order further said.

“This may be complied with strictly in all Railway establishments,” it added.

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