Rawalpindi - The injustice of railway authorities Rawalpindi regarding allotment of residential quarters to ineligible persons have shaken up the confidence of employees who are approaching the federal ombudsperson for justice. An employee of Pakistan Railways approached the ombudsperson against the Rawalpindi railway authorities for not implementing orders of the ombudsperson, sources told The Nation on Wednesday. They said that ombudsperson had ordered divisional superintendent PR to allot a quarter to the complainant but the orders were not implemented.

According to sources, Mujtaba Ali Bhatti, a reservation clerk, on February 26, 2015 lodged a complaint (WMS-HQR/0002111/15) with the federal ombudsperson, stating that he was living in quarter number 722-A that was below his entitlement. He added that he was allotted quarter number 227-C but later allotment was cancelled without any reason. He said that the quarter allotted to him earlier was cancelled with new allotment.

The federal ombudsperson had recommended the railways authorities that waiting list for allotment of quarters should be maintained, allotments are made on the basis of seniority list and upgraded allotment to the complainant be restored. However, the railway authorities have put the orders of the federal ombudsperson into dustbin and had not restored the allotment to the complainant, sources said. On this, Mujtaba once again filed an application — a copy of which is also available with The Nation — with the federal ombudsperson against Rawalpindi railways high-ups for not implementing orders passed on 30/3/2015. Mujtaba requested the federal ombudsperson to take necessary action against the railway authorities. The divisional superintendent PR was not available for his comments.