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The disciplinary action against the Group C and D employees came after railways minister Piyush Goyal asked top officials to launch a massive drive to identify long-term absentees in various railway establishments.
During the drive, it was found that 13,521 out of 1.3 million workforce were absent from service for a long time without any authorisation.
"The establishment has initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate services of such absentees," read a statement by the Railways.