No. II95/Part VIII
Sub: Implementation of agreements reached with Federations stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006-reg.
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The Railway Board had convened a special meeting with both the Federations on 7h February 2014 to discuss the strike ballot related Charter of Demands to resolve the same satisfactorily. The issues listed were discussed with Federations in the special meeting chaired by the CRB, participated by the Board Members (on 07th February 2014). One of the issues discussed in the said meeting was, “granting stepping up of pay to the Loco Inspectors” inducted prior to 0110112006o n six Zonal Railways. After discussions, it was agreed that the stepping up of pay will also be allowed on the remaining Zonal Railways and accordingly “record note of discussions” was circulated.
In the recently held meeting on 04th February 2016 chaired by the CRB, the Federations have insisted on implementation of negotiated settlement dated 7ft February, 2014. Btrt however due to SLPs pending in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the issuance of instructions did not take place. The SLPs filed by the Railway Board were however dismissed by the Apex Court on 23’d February 2016 and with this development, the path is clear for the Railway Board to honour its commitment given to the Federations.
It is however’surprising to note that though two months elapsed after dismissal of SLPs, the stepping up of pay orders in the case of pre 01/01/2006 Loco Inspectors on six Zonal Railways have not yet been issued. It has now been learnt that the Railway Board is trying to twist the matter and contemplating for filing review petition again to procrastinate the matter or to limit granting stepping up of pay to the petitioners in the Court case only, which means that the similarly placed Loco Inspectors should be driven to approach the Court again.
We convey our deep sense of resentment and strong protest against arm twisting attitude of the Railway Board and at the same time urges your kind intervention for granting stepping up of pay to the Loco Inspectors immediately on the remaining six Zones as agreed upon in the formal meetings held with both the Federations.