Meeting with Hon’ble Railway Minister on 07/12/2018 – NFIR
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Sub: General Secretary/NFIR’s Meeting with Hon’ble Railway Minister on 07/12/2018-reg.
It is to inform that I met Hon’ble Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal on 07/12/2018 at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi and discussed the following issues, while urging his personal intervention for speedy favourable decisions.
- Railways to be exempted from NPS in the light of proposals already sent by the Railway Ministers S/Shri Suresh Prabhu and Mallikarjun Kharge.
- Revision of Kilometrage Allowance rates of Running Staff pending since long. Hon’ble Railway Minister should accord approval without further loss of time as Running Staff are disappointed over the delay.
- LARSGESS – The Scheme should be continued duly taking conscious decision and those wards already selected should be appointed.
- Issues relating to Act Apprentices, Quasi Staff, Revision of Incentive Bonus rates of Workshop and Production Units etc., were also brought to MR’s notice..
The Hon’ble Railway Minister ‘has assured to consider the issues positively while at the same time said that the operating ratio has been causing anxiety.
The above is for information of the affiliates for taking further action to convey to the employees down the line.
|Important to Note:
The General Secretary, NFIR met FC/Railway Board on 07/12/2018 and explained the inputs given to the Member Staff by NFIR as a follow up step to the special discussions held on 25/10/2018 on NFIR’s demand for exempting Railways from NPS. The General Secretary specially urged upon the FC to make out cogent case, justifying the need to exempt Railways from NPS to enable Railway Ministry as well Government of India to accord approval.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)