NEW DELHI, Dec 14: A delegation of Railway officers approached Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh for intervention by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for redressal of their cadre related issues.
Led by Anand Mathur, president of Indian Railway Personnel Officers Association (IRPOA), the members of the delegation presented a memorandum to the Minister expressing their gratitude to him because it was under his stewardship that the DoPT had approved the recommendations of the Cadre Review Committee (CRC) for encadrement of the post of Member Staff (MS) in Railway Board.
The members, however, stated that the Railway Board had taken a different view, for which they were again approaching the Minister for his intervention.
The memorandum alleged that despite the concurrence of DoPT and Ministry of Finance, the Railway Board is dithering to send the proposal for further perusal.
The memorandum also alleged that the delaying tactics are, what it described as, the result of prejudice against Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) who are duly recruited through Civil Services Examination (CSE).
The memorandum also claimed that the officers of IRPS cadre had experience of handling matters relating to establishment, cadre management, industrial relations and labour laws and thus possess varied experience in managing cadre of all employees in all the departments. The officers therefore solicited the Minister’s intervention in their interest.
Dr Jitendra Singh gave a patient hearing to the delegation. He said, he would find out all the details related to the matter and take an appropriate view.