New Delhi: The recent spate of corruption cases, Anna Hazare’s movement against corruption and the recently held-Assembly elections have kept the Central government so busy that it has failed to discharge some of its key duties including filling up several top posts lying vacant in the government.

And one of the biggest sufferers is Indian Railways in which many posts have been lying vacant for a long time resulting into overburdening of the officials. Currently, many top posts including chairman of the Railway Board are either vacant or would be vacant very soon. Some Railway Zones and production units are waiting to get their new general managers.

The post of member, Railway Traffic in the Railway Board is lying vacant for long. Railway Board Chairman Vivek Sahay has been executing the duties of a member in addition to his work.

The term of Vivek Sahay ends June 30 and tenure of members of electricity, personnel will also expire on the same day.  Four top posts will get vacant on June 30 but the Board has yet to decide who will replace them.

In such a scenario it comes as no surprise that the performance of Railways has gone from bad to worse.