7th Pay Commission: Even as central government employees are still waiting and resorting to pressure tactics to draw the attention of the government regarding their demands for hike in pay through an increase in fitment factor over and above the recommendations of the 7th pay panel report, All India Railwaymen’s Federation’s general secretary Shivgopal Mishra received some good news. He met Union home minister Rajnath Singh citing their old demands.
According to reports, Mishra told the home minister that Indian Railways employees are irate over non-fulfilment of their demands, and reminded him of his assurance that led to suspension of the nationwide strike in July 2016.
Since the government has so far failed to fulful demands of the Railway employees, they are determined to go ahead with their agitation, he indicated. The Home Minister has reportedly told Mishra that he would not let the situation aggravate and once again gave assurance to the employees.
Recently on October 4, the employees marked a Black Day to protest against the government to move to end the Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS) scheme, which Mishra stated to have told Rajnath Singh that it was in fact extending benefit to the Indian Railways. Read More