Meeting with the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission-AIRF
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
Dated: April 30, 2014
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Reg.: Meeting with the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission
Today I had an Introductory Meeting with the Chairman, Seventh Central Pay Commission, Hon’ble Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur in the afternoon, Ms Meena Agarwal, Secretary and Shri Vivek Rae, Member, Pay Commission, were also present on this occasion. While offering welcome to Hon’ble Justice Mathur, I explained in brief the peculiar working of the Railwaymen in keeping the wheel of the Indian Railways moving round-the-clock 24×7 in all weathers and climatic conditions as also about their aspirations from the VII CPC. I also told him that the VII CPC has also been established only after the strike ballot conducted by us, but what we find that the lower level staff is not getting legitimate benefits which they deserve,
Ms Meena Agarwal also made a brief mention about the functioning of the Indian Railways and the nature of duties of the Railwaymen.
Hon’ble Justice Mathur assured us that the VII CPC would try to do their best in improving upon various service conditions and wage structure etc. of the Railwaymen and asked us to submit our views in our Memorandum, to be considered by the VII CPC.
Ms Meena Agarwal, Secretary, Seventh Pay Commission, vide her D.O. letter No.7CPC/19/Memorandum/ 12 dated 29.04.2014(photocopy enclosed for ready reference) has sought our detailed Memorandum to be submitted to the VII CPC by 30th June, 2014.
Apart from the above, I also met Ms Meena Agarwal on 25th April, 2014 and requested her to extend time frame for replying the Questionnaire relating to VII CPC.
Further development in the matter shall be advised to you promptly.
With fraternal greetings!
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)