Thursday, August 30, 2012


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1) The Divisional Railway Manager /GTL.DIV.
2)The Senior Mechanical Engineer /C&W& Power /GTL. Div.
3)The Senior Divisional Safety officer /GTL. Div
Respected sir 

Subject- Notice for Relay Hunger Fast in front of DRM Office in Future.
I enclosed herewith submit the
resolution adapted in our DWC meeting which has been held today in our GUNTAKAL Branch office for your favorable consideration.We welcome the direction from the Ministry of Railway dated ….14 June 2012 as a positive sign to go deep into the reason for the so called human failure in SPAD (Ref.Lr.No.2004/M(L)/466/7101 dated 14 th June 2012 ) which was demanded by us since long .This Association had raised voice against the confusing signaling system, inadequate and insufficient rest , denial of leave , working in short cut method ignoring safety item, amounting unnecessary stress and strain on loco crew by many ways etc.we have been drawing the attention of Rly .Administration on these issues through the various forms of agitations before administration offices.We are happy to see that most of the points raised by us find a place in the said direction. If 54 point of Railway Board direction are not implemented will become counter productive .This Association is of firm opinion that without much change in the present infrastructure , the following points can be implemented immediately ..

1) Stop under rest calling for duty.
2) Stop threatening staff who seek relief after 8 hrs in goods and 6 hrs in mail/exp.
3) Grant leave liberally up to the specific quota of 30% without any restriction.
4) Amend the road learning rules to minimize validity period to one month.
5) Amend periodical rest rule to allow calendar day rest as PR.
6) Cancel resumption from leave/sick&PR at night hours.
7) Redraft all crew link with 6 hours duty , restriction 2/3 night duties, calendar day rest , sufficient rest between two trips , bring crew to HQ. within 36 hrs.
8) GTL Division Pass/ Mail/Exp/links to be drawn up to DMM/WD/CT only .
These are long pending demand Your kind intervention is requested to reach an amicable solution at the earliest, to avoid the said fasting in near future.

Divisional Secretary

Saturday, August 25, 2012


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KURNOOL- THE HINDU dated on 25th August2012.

" The driver of Bangalore -Nizamuddin express Rajdhani express train jumped the signal at ADONI  railway station in the early hours of Friday causing flutter among the traffic control staff.He jumped the signal by six feet where he was to halt and give passage to Duranto express in the opposite direction.He was placed under suspension.

The traffic control wing took into control the driver for a medical check up and subsequent action "

Our view....
Railway board in its Letter number-2004/M(L)/466/7101 OF DATED 14 JUNE 2012 , Which was addressed to all Indian railways General Manager , should make efforts to implement the following--
Item E.Miss.suggestion

1.The signal sighting committees at super wiser level are not effective.Even the officer level committee conduct the inspection on mail/express and only sighting of signals on main line is addressed whereas those on the platform , loop lines go unattended.

2.Since in most of the SIGNAL PASSING AT DANGER (SPAD)  cases drivers above 55 years are involved , the retirement age of LPs should be reduced to 55 years or they should be made CC/PRC/LI if they want to continue beyond 55 years.Another suggestion included making them super LP.

3.The maximum duty hours of mail/exp driver should reduced to 6 hours as they encounter one signal every minute on an average during their run.

Here all the three above  items are not implemented and railway administration are in mute spectator. They should not want to impalement also .Why.? ..because what ever incident/Accident happens  in railways.....officers are not going to remove / punished .Loco pilots are going to become scap goat for each and every fault.In this case loco pilots age are around 56-58 yrs.
It is a high time to Railways administration to implement the above three items immediately.We as AILRSA office bearer , discussed this matter on lower level but their are no positive reaction by Railway administration. This matter is under reconsideration in RLC/HYB... conciliation meeting on 31 August 2012.

Details of above incident---
Train number-12429 express( Bangalore- Hazaratnizamuddin
Date-24th August 2012
Time -approx..02.00A,M,
Loco Pilots head quarter-Secunderabad.(SC/DIV./SCR)
Position- Train had to pass on double line to single line with SR-15 Kmph.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

NIT Hearing on 21st August 2012

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National Industrial Tribunal- Mumbai: Judge was on leave so the sitting on 21.08.12 was postponed to 18.09.12- MN Prasad SG/AILRSA / NEW DELHI 

Friday, August 17, 2012


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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY / ALL INDIA LOCO RUNNING STAFF ASSOCIATION has called its zonal committee meeting on 27th August 2012 @ 10.00hrs in its zonal office in Secunderabad to discus and prepare for its program of action in view of RLC/HYB development.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

RLC meeting on 13th AUGUST 2012

All India loco running staff association of south central railways complain to Regional labour commissioner / Hyderabad about their long pending grievances and problems , which were not dealt by zonal railway authorities .Same copies were sent to GM/SCR and all divisional railway manager of Guntakal , Secunderabad , Hyderabad , Guntur , Nanded and Vijayawada . RLO/HYB served notice to all divisions and GM/SCR. Accordingly conciliation meeting was called by RLC/HYB on 13 August 2012 in his office.

Conciliation meeting was held yesterday between AILRSA , RLC and Railway authorities. Railway has failed to give proper reply and asked time .RLC/HYB permitted the same and advise railway to submit their reply in writing on 31 Aug.2012 and to AILRSA FOR POSPOND THEIR HUNGER FAST ON 15 AUGUST 

AILRSA has been postponing their hunger fast program on 15 august 2012.

AILRSA delegation= Shaji . M.K. , T.Hanumaiah and other zonal office bearers.
Railway delegate ...Sr.DPO/GTL, APO/HYB,APO/SC, ADEE/SC and other officials.
Now once again AILRSA has proved their unity and strength , which can lead and form a path for betterment of loco pilot of Indian railways 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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Regional labour commissioner  / Hyderabad issued notice to all Divisions of SCR  and south central railway authorities , to attend conciliation meeting on 13 th August 2012 on resolution of AILRSA, WHICH WAS PASSED ON 30 TH JULY 2012  after zonal conference at Vijayawada. AILRSA demands was-

1.stop the inhuman  working condition

2.demand regarding coaching crew link

3.correct assessment of sanctioned strength and filling of vacancies

4.maintain crew link for coaching crews.

5.irregularities in sanctioning and calculating PR( PERIODICAL REST)


7.provide ear-marked accomodation for the running staff who go or come pilot.

8.stop issuing unwarranted charge sheet to the running staff for failures , attributable to other department

9.running rooms condition.

10.CCC post to be manned by running staff only and not by a running supervisior.

11.nepotism and blatant violation rules in the inter divisional transfer pending overtime allowences arrears

13.upgradation of asst.loco pilots

14.grant of transport allowance

15.instruction for substitution of pointman in place of guard check is to be withdrawn

16.MACP to be implimented urgentaly.

17.double manning of EMU/DEMU/DHMU/MEMU

18.IMPLIMENT MINUTES OF railway board meeting.

19.payment of PLB through bank

20.VCD activation in diesel locomotives

21.program of action to solve grievances above mentioned as--

fast on duty / off duty on 15 th August 2012 to achieve the demands mentioned above.If the demands are still not met , a divisional level family dharana will be organized in the month of september 2012.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Resolution adapted in CWC meeting held at Gaziabad on 18 th & 29th July 2012.

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     Ref: ………………                                                                                    Date: 02.08.2012

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi.


                    Sub.:- Resolution adopted in CWC meeting   held at GZB on 28th & 29th July 2012.

I enclosed herewith submit the resolution adopted in our CWC meeting which has been held in our central office, GZB for your favorable consideration.


                                                                                                     (M. N. Prasad)
                                                                                                 Secretary General 


1.      The 6th Central Pay Revision had effected an increase in pay of Central Government employees in the form of Grade pay which was introduced in addition to then drawing pay. The drawing pay as on 1-1-2006 of Running Staff was 2.116times of Basic pay and the revised pay chart for running staff was divided with a multiplying factor of 2.116. Assistant Loco Pilot s appointed after 1-1-2006 and before 31—8-2008 ie the date of 6th CPC implementation in many divisions are still denied the fixation of their pay as per the fixation chart specified for the running staff, but fixed at the minimum as specified in schedule II of  the order. Hence they are not enjoying the increase in pay equal to the others. So we demand to issue a clarification order to fix the pay of those employees as par with running staff chart to undo this anomaly.

2.      In the absence of a clear order on the issue eligibility criteria of loco running staff for higher classes of quarters different depots are following different criteria. This meeting demand Railway Board to issue clarification order in the line of eligibility of privilege pass and departmental examination be issued immediately.

3.      After 6th CPC City Compensation Allowance is merged with Transportation Allowance. CCA was granted adding 30% pay element for running staff which is now denied arbitrarily. So we demand to bring Transportation Allowance           under rule 25 of Running Allowance rules 1981 and to allow 30% enhanced             rate of Transport Allowance.

4.      The direction of Railway Board vide para E 8 of its letter dated 14-06-2012, which asked the CLI’s to council the family members of Loco Running Staff on the ill effect of inadequate rest and alcoholism is highly objectionable and hence we demand to withdraw it. All the family members for loco running staff are well aware of the need of rest for running staff. Moreover the ill effect of alcoholism will disturb the families before it starts affecting driving. So this direction is totally meaningless. But at the same time efforts of management to penetrate into family matters using the administrative powers on the employee is the culture prevailed during the age of slavery and hence undemocratic.

   5. The uniform allowance being paid to staff nurse is Rs.7500/- per year and the washing allowance is Rs.4440/- per year. At the same time the cost of pant bit and shirt bit being supplied for running staff {including Loco Pilot(Mail)} who are always described as backbone of Rail industry is Rs.117/- and 12.50 respectively. The stitching allowance is Rs.135/- and Rs.60/-ie in total annual uniform allowance to loco running staff is Rs.438.5 per year against Rs.11940/- for staff nurse. Experiments for the past many years undoubtedly proved that Railway Management system in ineffective to procure quality cloth for its staff. So we suggest allowing uniform allowance on par with staff nurse to running staff too as a remedial measure.


6.      We welcome the directions from the Ministry of Railways dt.14-06-2012 as a positive sign to go deep into the reasons for the so called human failure in SPAD cases, which was demanded by us since long. This Association had raised voice against the unfriendly loco cabs, confusing signaling system, inadequate and insufficient rest, denial of leave, working in short cut method ignoring safety item, amounting unnecessary stress and strain on Loco Crew by way of unmatching penalization etc. We have been drawing the attention of Rly. Administration on these issues through the various forms of agitations before administrative offices, loco sheds, and before labour forums like RLC,CLC, Labour court, Tribunal etc. We are happy to see that most of the points raised by us find a place in the said direction.

          It is the considered opinion of this Association that non fixing the correct priority among the 54 points of the Railway Board direction, will become counter productive. For instance before recruiting sufficient staff in the cadre, increasing the number of LIs will end up in increasing the stress of over work on Loco Pilots. This Association is of firm opinion that without much change in the present infrastructure, the following points can be implemented immediately and hence urge for instructing Zones/Divisions to implement the same.

i.                    Stop under rest calling immediately and drop all penal action already taken place in this score (Point No. C-16)

ii.                 Stop threatening staff who seek relief after working 8 hours in Goods and 6hours in Mail &  Express trains and allow  L.P (G)  to de-energies /

shut down the loco and take them to nearest running room/ head quarters by first priority(Point No. C - 5).

iii.               Grant leave liberally upto the specified quota of 30% without any restriction.

iv.               Amend the road learning rules to minimize validity period to one month. (Point No. C-3).

v.                  Amend periodical rest rule to allow calendar day rest as PR. (Point No. B-4).

vi.               Cancel resumption from leave/sick &PR at night hours. (Point No. E-10).

vii.             Withdraw all criminal cases initiated on running staff for train accident and issue necessary changes in rules to that effect. (Point No. E-16).

viii.          Re draft all crew links with 6 hours duty, restriction of 2/3 night duties, calendar day rest, sufficient rest in between two trips, bringing crew to HQ within 36 hours and bifurcating different tractions. (Point No. E-10,C-6,B-4,C-16,C-13) and reduce the number of men in crew links. (Point No. C-3).

The following decision are taken in CWC meeting which is held at GZB on 28th & 29th July 2012, presided over  by central working president in absence of Com. L.Momy our President who is now  under medical treatment.

Organization Program

1.    Convention at Zonal  level on safety implementation of minutes of officers’ meeting in Railway Board on SPAD NIT and other local issues as under:-

E.C.Rly     :-    ZWC on 18th August 2012 at Dhanbad
                        Convention on 23rd August 2012 at SNP
N.E.Rly     :-    ZWC on 22nd Aug. 2012 at Gorakhpur (GKP)
E.Rly.        :-    Convention on 13th Aug. 2012 at BWN.
N.F.Rly.    :-   7th Sept. 2012 ZWC Followed by convention

W.Rly        :- 16th Sept. 2012             Com.Luna Ram will discuss with 
N.W.Rly    :-17th Sept.  2012             other Zonal secy. and finalize the place
W.C.Rly    :- 18th Sept. 2012                and make the reservation accordingly.


S.E.C.Rly. :- 21st Sept2012                          ZWC Followed by convention                                                                                                placed to be decided by Zones and my                                                                         reservation to be made accordingly.
ECO Rly.  :- 24th Sept 2012
          S.C.Rly     :-         
                                                      Com, T. Hanumaya
                                                      Com. K. C. Jems, Com. Ravi Chandran ‘C’ and
                                                      Com. Parthsarthy will discuss with the Leader and
          S.Rly         :-                         fix up date according to their convenience.
         S.W.Rly.    :-

2.    It is decided for joint movement with AIGC on common issue and to make it success. a joint committee is formed as under

   Joint convener    :-  Com. M. P. Deb        AILRSA
                                   Com. S. K. Sukla      AIGC


AILRSA                                                       AIGC

i) Com. M. N. Prasad / Secy. Gen.   i) Com. A. K. Srivastava                                                                                        WR/Sec.General.
ii)   Com. N. B. Dutta / SER                          ii) Com. B. R. Singh / President                                                                                            AIGC/ECR
iii)    Com. Chandan Sarkar / ER                   iii) Com G. Burman / ER
iv) Com. Ravi Chandran ‘C’/SR                 iv) Com. R. K. Sharma / NWR
v)   Com. Lunna Ram / WR                         v) Com. R. C.Gupta / NWR
vi) Com. H. S. Bhadoriya / SECR               vi) Com S. Murgeshan / SR
Vii)Com. D. S. Koparkar / C R                   vii) R. N. Dixit / NR

It is further decided that the similar committee should also be formed at Zonal and Divisional level and the whole process for constituting   the committee should be completed within four months.

3.    Each Zone is advised to sent Rs. 7000/- without any further delay to meet up the expenditure of NIT.
4.    The dues amount towards KUR/ECOR victimization should immediately  to be sent through central treasurer.
5.    Com. Sanjit Sarkar / Zonal Secy./ NFR is sanctioned Rs. 37,000/- from central fund to meet up his medical expenditure.
6.    Southern Railway is sanctioned Rs. 50,000/- to meet up the expenditure for engaging the Advocate for NIT.
7.    In addition to Zonal convention, zonal committee is advised to take a decision to hold the divisional convention also at their own convenience in which the central committee member belongs to respective zone along with the zonal office bearer should attend.
8.    The CWC expressed its dis satisfaction on absentees of zonal secretaries and central office bearer and advised be serious and insure their attendance in such meeting.



                                                                                                                                         M. N. Prasad
                                                                                                                                 Secretary General