Dr. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, NFIR met Railway Minister Shri Piyush Goyal on 07/12/2018 at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi and discussed the following issues, while urging his personal intervention for speedy favourable decisions.
- Railways to be exempted from NPS in the light of proposals already sent by the Railway Ministers S/Shri Suresh Prabhu and Mallikarjun Kharge.
- Revision of Kilometrage Allowance rates of Running Staff pending since long. Hon’ble Railway Minister should accord approval without further loss of time as Running Staff are disappointed over the delay.
- LARSGESS — The Scheme should be continued duly taking conscious decision and those wards already selected should be appointed.
- Issues relating to Act Apprentices, Quasi Staff, Revision of Incentive Bonus rates of Workshop and Production Units etc., were also brought to MR’s notice..
The Hon’ble Railway Minister have assured to consider the issues positively while at the same time said that the operating ratio has been causing anxiety.