53rd All India Annual Conference & CGB Meeting of IRTSA
INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION
Estd. 1965, Regd. No. 1329, Website http://www.irtsa.net,
C.HQ, 32 Phase 6, Mohali, Chandigarh-160055 Phone 0172-2228306, 9316131598
No: IRTSA/CHQ/Resolutions – CGB 2018
- CHAIRMAN, Railway Board, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi
- MEMBER STAFF, Railway Board, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi
Subject: Resolutions adopted by the 53rd All India Annual Conference& CGB Meeting of IRTSA – Held at Rail Wheel Factory, Bengaluru on 251h& 26th October 2018.
We submit herewith, for the kind consideration of the Railway Board and the Government of India, the Resolutions adopted in the 53rd All India Annual Conference & Central General Body Meeting of Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association (IRTSA) held at Rail Wheel Factory, Bengaluru on 25th& 26th October 2018.
CGB of IRTSA resolved to draw the kind attention of the Government and especially the Ministry of Railways and urge upon them to consider the genuine and long-pending demands of the Technical Supervisors on Indian Railways, for better Pay Levels and to provide adequate avenues of promotion – commensurate with their duties & responsibilities, to remove rampant stagnation amongst them and improve their service conditions.
The Conference sincerely hoped that some relief will soon be provided bythe Committees formed by the Railway Board for addressing some of the burning issues including Classification of Posts from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and Revising the Rates of Incentive Bonus & Bonus Factor. IRTSA had made its submissions before both these Committees – through Memorandums & oral evidence. The Conference hopefully prayed for acceptance of these submissions both by the Committees and the Railway Board.
Low Pay Levels & stagnant Career prospects are major areas of frustration of Technical Supervisors and these have gone from bad to worst over the years. Technical Supervisors shoulder the direct responsibilities of safe, efficient & ‘Failure-proof production, repair and maintenance of Rolling Stock, Locomotives, P-Way, Works, Bridges, Signal & Telecommunication, IT Systems, Over head Equipment (OHE), other assets and equipments on the Railways. Reduced manpower, introduction of large number of new trains, addition of new assets and introduction of new & modern technologies etc. have substantially added to their duties and responsibilities over the years. Other departments are only supporting departments for the technical & operating departments. But the other Departments were given a better deal by the last three Pay Commissions than the Technical Supervisors.
We urge upon the Railway Board to please accept the genuine demands of Technical Supervisors / Rail Engineers and to also once againpursue and impress upon Finance Ministry to approve the proposals of Railway Board regarding Grade Pay/Pay Level of the Technical Supervisors and upgradation of their posts to Group ‘B’ (Gazetted).
General Secretary, IRTSA
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