Announcing its speedy recovery from the ‘colonial hangover’, the Railway Ministry formed a three-member committee with a mandate to decide on revoking the 87-year-old decision of the British (that of booting out ticket checkers from the running staff of the railways) within the next three months.
The Railway Board had, on December 10, issued a circular to the Principal Chief Commercial Managers of all zonal railways to provide facilities for the ticket checking staff at the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) rest house. “It has now been decided that the facilities provided in TTE rest house shall be made on a par with that of running rooms of drivers/gaurds,” read the circular.
When this corresponded approached the Chief Ticket Inspector (Line In-Charge), he mentioned the Indian Railway Ticket Checking Staff Organization (IRTCSO), which is a registered trade union representing the ticket checking staff of the Indian Railways. Read More