IRCTC to terminate services of over 500 catering supervisors? According to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), as hospitality supervisors were not required under the present circumstances, it was eyeing to terminate the services of more than 500 hospitality supervisors. However, the corporation has now decided to keep the order in abeyance till further notice. According to sources quoted in a PTI report, the contracts of most of these workers are likely to get over by this year-end. In 2018, IRCTC hired around 560 hospitality supervisors to maintain a quality check on contractors assigned to cater food in trains that are equipped with pantries.
The work of these supervisors is to monitor onboard pantry car operations, which includes looking after the food preparation, quality inspection, handling complaints of passengers, as well as to ensure that food charges are according to prices notified by Indian Railways.