MEETING WITH GS NFIR
30th March: Dr.M.Raghavaiah GS NFIR had a breakfast meeting with office bearers of IRTSA ICF & S.Rly zone at Hotel Ashoka, Egmore, Chennai. President IRTSA welcomed the gathering and requested for vigorous persuasion of main demand of Technical Supervisors, higher pay and Group ‘B’ (Gaz) status. K.V.Ramesh Sr.JGS IRTSA requested for reversal of change in eligibility criteria for financial upgardation under MACPS form ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’ and asked for early implementation of allowances based on 7th pay matrix.
In his brief address GS NFIR condemned the indifferent attitude of Government towards the working class. He said that Railway Board is not able to commitment given for partial upgradation of Senior Supervisors into Group ‘B’, the issue is dragging on for many years and many deadlines given by Railways lapsed MACPS has created many anomalies particularly change in eligibility criteria has caused many heart burns which need to be changed immediately, he said. He further added extension of all allowances based on 7th CPC pay matrix the rates demanded by staff side is being persuaded strongly and hoped that there will be a increa House Rent Allowance.