Round 35,000 station masters throughout the railway community will work on empty abdomen on Saturday to protest the sealing of their evening obligation allowance. The All India Station Masters Union (AISMU) had mentioned on Thursday they’ve been protesting the transfer from October 7 and the choice to organise a token starvation strike was taken after their calls for remained unattended.
They demanded that the federal government withdraw an order which acknowledged that every one officers above the fundamental pay of Rs 43,600 per 30 days have been to not be paid evening obligation allowance. “We demand that the sealing of the allowance and the orders to recuperate the evening obligation allowance already made since 2017 be withdrawn, a Rs 50 lakh insurance coverage be supplied to the road workers and the privatisation and corporatisation of railways be stopped. We’ll maintain a 12-hour starvation strike, which would be the fourth part of our protest,” AISMU mentioned in a press release.
The railway ministry has mentioned that as per Division of Personnel and Coaching (DoPT) directions in July 2020, all officers who’ve the fundamental pay of above Rs 43,600 are to not be paid the evening obligation allowance. “The directives have already been applied in different ministries. Implementation of the directives of DoPT is according to the implementation all throughout the federal government. Nothing unique is being applied for Railways. In authorities, all workers are handled on par throughout the board on the idea of the fundamental wage. So far as the difficulty of restoration of the Evening Obligation Allowance, the matter is being examined,” a railway spokesperson mentioned based on information company PTI.
The All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) in an official be aware to the chairman and CEO of the Railway Board had earlier sought withdrawal of higher pay ceiling for entitlement of Evening Obligation Allowance (NDA). Evening Obligation Allowance is claimed by the Important Prepare Working, Working and Upkeep Workers for performing evening obligation, work of whom revolves round prepare operation, security, upkeep and many others beneath seventh Pay Fee. AIRF mentioned the higher ceiling of Rs 43,600 for entitlement of evening obligation allowance by the railway workers be eliminated instantly.
(With inputs from PTI)