Transport minister directs DMRC's managing director to resolve issues with metro staff
New Delhi, June 29: Delhi transport minister on Friday directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's managing director to resolve issues concerning non-executive staff of Delhi Metro. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) non-executive employees have threatened to go on strike from June 30.
For the last few days, DMRC non-executive employees have been taking part in sit-in protests.
The non-executive workforce, such as train operators, station controllers, technicians, operations staff, maintenance staff, etc, play a critical role in running the Delhi Metro network.
The council members have been protesting over a number of issues, including pay-scale revision, modification of DMRC Staff Council as an employees union, proper guidelines for the sacking of an employee and that too in extreme conditions.
The council said the demands have been sent to Delhi Metro authorities and Union Urban Affairs Ministry.
There are nearly 12,000 people employed with the transporter, with non-executive staffers accounting for about 9,000. The non-executive workforce includes train operators, station controllers, operations and maintenance staff and technicians, which form a major component in the operation of the rapid rail network.