Feedback of General Secy’s meeting with Minister For Railways

No.AIRF/24(C)                                             Dated: June 23, 2010

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Coms.,
Sub: Feedback on the meeting with the Minister for Railways

Yesterday, i.e. on 22nd June, 2010, I met the Hon’ble Minister for Railways, when following issues were discussed in a very cordial atmosphere.
The MR was of the opinion that despite best efforts of the Railwaymen, persistently propaganda is being made against the workings of the Railways; which needs to be curved and she needs help of the mighty organization like AIRF.
While raising the issue before the MR, I told her that our priority issue, only and only one, is recruitment of wards of the Railwaymen in the Railways, to which she assured that it will be done shortly.
I also raised the issues of entitlement of Passes and Housing Scheme.
I thanked the MR for sending references to the MoF and requested her that the matter should be persuaded at the appropriate level so that Railwaymen can get relief. The MR agreed to that.
I also told the MR that in the Fast Track Committee, demands of the AIRF about the arrears to Running Staff w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and enhancement in the KMA has been some early dismissed. The MR stated that this will also be considered.
I also told the MR that in spite of her instructions nothing has been done in the matter of formation of Committee for improvement in the service of the Trackman Category.
I also told the MR that in the matter of Safety Related Retirement, there is little progress since last week.
We have also decided to hold an “All India Running Staff Conference” on 13th July, 2010 in New Delhi and have invited Hon’ble Minister for Railways and Chairman, Railway Board to attend the same.

Shiv Gopal Mishra

GS/AIRF

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