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Railway ministry studying profiles of officials under anti-corruption drive: Piyush Goyal

File photo: Piyush Goyal. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi Jul 15, 2019, 04.17 PM (IST)

In a bid to send the right message to people against corruption, the Railway Ministry is studying profiles of corrupt officials to see if some action can be taken against them.

"With the action being taken against some officers who have integrity issues, the right message is going to the people. Even in Railways, we are now studying profiles of many officers to see if some action can be initiated against them to send the right message," said Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

Goyal, who is on a three-day visit to the UK, said during an interaction with representatives from the Indian diaspora in Britain, also said that the Narendra Modi government has taken various steps to address the issue of transparency in his ministry.

Earlier on Friday, Goyal ruled out privatisation of Railways.

"There is no question of the privatisation of railways. Railways cannot be privatised. However, if we have to increase the facilities in railways then obviously we need investments for it. We have taken a decision to encourage public-private partnerships and we will also corporatise some units," the minister told the Lok Sabha.

(With inputs from agencies)