Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Revision of Minimum Wages and Fitment Factor very Early: NFIR writes to PM

Government’s assurance on 7th CPC issues mainly relating to Minimum Wage & Multiplying Factor 

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055

Affiliated to :
lndian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
lnternational Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)

No.IV/NJCA(N)/20l4/Part II

Dated: 01/11/2016

Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi-l10011

Respected Sir,

Sub: Government’s assurance on 7th CPC issues mainly relating to Minimum Wage & Multiplying Factor – reg.

I seek you valuable time through this letter and place the following for kind consideration and immediate action.

The Central Government employees in general and Railway employees in particular were extremely upset over the retrograde recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, particularly the recommendations relating to Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. In the wake of Indefinite Strike decision on Charter of demands of NC/JCM Constituent Organizations (Railways, Defence, Postal Confederation etc)., the Group of Ministers held meetings with JCM (Staff Side) leaders on 30th June 2016 & 06th July 2016 and consequently assurance was given that a High Level Committee will examine 7th CPC issues mainly Minimum Wage and Multiplying Factor. On this assurance, JCM Constituent organizations have deferred Strike action on 06th July, 2016.

Though a Committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Addl. Secretary (Exp), Ministry of Finance and discussions held, the response has been disappointing. The employees of Railways and other Central Government departments are greatly disappointed over non-settlement of main issues through discussions.

May I request your kind attention in the matter for implementation of assurance given by Group of Ministers for the revision of Minimum Wage & Multiplying Factor through discussions with NC/JCM (Staff Side) very early.

With Pranams,
Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source:- NFIR

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