No.AIRF/24(C) Dated: June 16, 2011
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Sub: Feedback on the meeting held with the CRB
on 15th June, 2011 Yesterday I met the Chairman, Railway Board and once again urged him to expedite long pending demands of the Railwaymen.
After discussion, there is likelihood of further liberalization of LARSGESS, where our demand - recruitment of wards of Railway employees under LARSGESS should be treated at par with compassionate ground appointment, is likely to meet.
It has also been assured by the Railway Board that Cadre Restructuring Exercise will be expedited and Matching Surrender will not be insisted upon by the Railway Board.
The issue of upgradation of 15% apex level group `C’ posts to group `B’ posts was also discussed and the Railway Board have agreed to process the matter further.
I also raised the issues relating to Running Staff, particularly payment of arrears of Running Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2006, improvement in ALK and 25% increase in the rate of Mileage Allowance consequent upon reaching Dearness Allowance at 51% as well as early redressal of recommendations of Departmental Anomalies pending with the MoF.
As all of you are aware that the Member Staff and Adviser(IR), Railway Board, have already initiated discussions on various issues mentioned in our notice given to Railway Board, particularly the issues pertaining to Running Staff were also discussed between the President and General Secretary AIRF and the Addl. Member(Staff), Adviser(IR), EDPC-I & II, Railway Board and some breakthrough has taken place. They (Railway Board) assured us for having another round of discussions with complete data.
This is for your information please.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)