AIRF calls "All India Demands Day" on Jan 9, 2007
Kolkata, Nov 21: All India Railwaymen's Federation (AIRF) has called an "All India Demands Day" against the Centre with their 21-point charter of demands on January nine next year.
Talking to mediapersons here, AIRF President Umraomal Purohit said the federation has taken resolution in their 82nd Annual conference, held in Kolkata from November 21 and 23, and gave a 'clarion call' to all railwaymen to continue the sustained struggle and to observe "All India Demands Day" on January 9, 2007 through demonstration at all important centres of the railways for their demands.
He said the AIRF has demanded grant of interim relief at the rate of 15 per cent of pay plus D P with a minimum of Rs 1000 for serving employees and 15 per cent basic pension, including D R, to the extent of 50 per cent subject to a minimum of Rs 500 to the pensioners with retrospective effect from 1.1.06.
The centre should withdraw new contributory pension scheme and allow the old pension scheme to continue also ensure functioning of the group 'D' staff promotion committee, he demands.
He also demanded to the centre for appointment of a high powered committee with an eminent judge to adjudicate on the matter of duty hours of the running staff and other safety category staff and count casual labour(temporary status) service in full for all purposes, including pension and other retirement benefits, and also scrap the anti-labour report of the running allowances committee 2002.
The centre also include sons, unemployed wards for medical and pass facilities up to the maximum age limit of recruitment and unmarried daughters as dependents and recruitment of group 'D' staff should be completely decentralised and entrusted to a the divisional and extra divisional administrations, he added.