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The PNM Meeting
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
on 23rd & 24th February, 2012
Shri Umraomal Purohit
Shri Purohit thanked Member Staff for his appreciation of the Railwaymen. He stated that dis-satisfaction amongst the Railwaymen is growing on account of the large number of vacancies. There is a suspicion or a doubt that the Railways have no intention to fill up the vacancies…..
He mentioned that some case has happened in the case of running staff at National Tribunal. In his long experience on the Railways, he has not come across such a case and this is probably the first instance. The Federations are in negotiations on various issues relating to running staff. The case of National Tribunal has to be seriously taken up by the Board at the appropriate level, as there are implications in that. Number one
implication is that Pay Commission was headed by a Supreme Court Judge and he has given a decision which Government of India has accepted, and implemented. Now we are negotiating is a different question. The Labour Ministry appointing a National Commission and appointing a High Court Judge to inquire into this and say whether this
is right or wrong or say whether it is less or more. Does this look right in the eyes of the law. A High Court Judge has to look into that, is it right. Number two, scales of pay/grade pay which the commission has recommended, the Government of India has accepted and Railway Board has implemented. Does the Labour Ministry not know that it is the Cabinet decision, to which the Labour Ministry is also a party in the Cabinet where
the decision has been taken. And if that decision has to be challenged a higher Court has to be appointed.
He stated that this matter should be discussed seriously with the Labour Ministry and our Minister should discuss, or MS may discuss it at the Secretary level. How this has happened. Has at any time in the history of the Indian Railways this has been done in the past. This should be done by bilateral agreement. Let this issue be first settled where do you stand.