NFIR strongly opposes the rationalisation of Railway employees working on Indian Railways
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
No. IV/NFIR/S.R./2014/Part.III (HLRRC)
Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister of Railways,
Rail Bhavan, New Delhi
Sub: Media reports – Rationalisation of Railway employees working on Indian Railways – reg.
NFIR is disappointed to learn from the reports received through the print media based on the press statement issued by the Railway Board (MS) — appeared in today’s news papers that the Board has since started implementation of the recommendations of Shri Bibek Debroy Committee Report on the pretext or rationalisation of Railway employees working on the Indian Railways. Federation has further come to know that the rationalisalion process is aimed at reducing the existing strength of manpower available on the system and for the said purpose, the Railway Board has shortlisted following four companies.
“Ernst and Young,
Price Waterhouse Coopers,
KPMG and Deloilte”.
The above action makes the Federation to believe that the Railway Minister has vigorously pursuing anti worker policies, compelling staff to resist and launch agitation.
NFIR strongly opposes the move initiated by the Railway Ministry, as it is reared that the actions would harm the Railways and disturb the industrial relations.
NFIR, therefore. urges upon the Hon’ble Minister for Railways to kindly intervene and see that the precipitated steps as above are not resorted to. The decision of the Railway Board may therefore be withdrawn immediately. The Federation is willing for discussion on all matters in the overall interest of Railways and the workers.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)