Even as the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) struggles to complete the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP), it is facing an exodus of sorts. After the superannuation of managing director Pramod Chander Sehgal last month, more than 11 officials are likely to go back to their parent cadre soon. Their sudden exit is likely to affect the ongoing project components, admitted officials.
According to sources in the Corporation, 11 grade I officials handling crucial projects will be issued repatriation orders by June 30. The MRVC — a public sector undertaking (PSU) of the Ministry of Railways — was formed in July 1992 to execute the rail-related MUTP works. Since it’s a PSU, officials from the railways come to the MRVC on deputation. According to the service rules, they work in the organisation for a stipulated period and go back to their parent cadre — the respective zonal railways.
“It was a known fact that these officials have to go back to their parent cadre after completing their tenures. But when the management knew that a large number of officials will have to be repatriated at the same time, they should have planned their exit in a way that would have not created a vacuum and hampered projects. ” said a senior MRVC official.
It looks like MRVC is headed for a disaster with no MD, and now these officials too going back.