Pending issues of Railwaymen relating to 6th Pay Commission: Railway Minister has assured for early settlement

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen has informed that the President,NFIR and Gen Secretary/NFIR met Railway Minister on 12th November and discussed various matters including pending issues related to 6th Pay Commission such as merger of various posts, revision of grade pay of some posts, rectification of pay anomalies, replacement of grade pay Rs.4600 with Rs. 4800 w.e.f. 01-01-2006 etc.  According to NFIR Railway Minister has given assurance to settle the pending issues soon.  The communication of NFIR in this regard placed on NFIR’s website for wide publicity is reproduced here:- 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No IV/Mr/Corres. /2012

Dated: 12/11/2012

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR.

Dear Brother,

Sub: – Pending issues — NFIR’s meeting with the Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal on 12th November, 2012 — reg.

The President and the General Secretary/NFIR met Hon’ble Minister for Railways on date and discussed various matters including pending issues agitating Railway employees. The core issues discussed with the Railway Minister are listed below:
(i) Pending important issues of Railwaymen relating to VIth CPC: –

a. Merger of Technician -II with Technician -I with Grade Pay Rs.2800/- (PB-I).
b. Revision of entry grade of Station Masters — to be revised to Rs.4200/- (PB-2).
c. Replacement of Grade Pay Rs.4600/- with Rs.4800/- (PB-2) w.e.f. 01/01/2006.
d. Rectification of various anomalies of VIth CPC in the case of running staff e.g. Loco Pilots, Guards etc., on promotion to higher grade posts shouldering greater responsibilities. Allotment of Grade Pay of Rs.4800/- to the Loco Pilots and Grade Pay Rs.4600/- to the Guards category.
e. Allotment of entry Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- to the Group ‘B’ Gazetted staff.
f. Placement of JA Grade Officers in PB-4 with effect from 01/01/2006.
g. Grant of parity in pay structure for Stenographers category in Indian Railways.

(ii) Absorption of the staff working in Quasi-Administrative Offices/Organizations in the Railways against Group ‘D’ vacancies — DC/JCM item No.27/2006.
(iii) Implementation of LARSGESS — Appointment of wards of safety staff duly adopting compassionate appointment procedure.
The response of the Railway Minister has been very positive and he has assured NFIR that efforts will be made to settle the above issues soon.
The Attention of affiliates is also invited to NFIR’s letters No.IV/MR/Corres./2012, No.11/IB and No.11/34/8 dated 02/11/2012 in this regard.
Wide publicity may be given among Railway employees.
Yours fraternally,
General Secretary

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