Dated 25th June 2011
I am aware that majority of the members are upset and angry over the absence of any communication from the General Secretary for the past four months. During this period, although I have been in touch with many Office Bearers and enquiring/updating the position regarding our major anomalies over phone and internet, I could not communicate the same due to pressing domestic problems. You may be aware that Government and Ministry of Railways have not come forward to solve any of the VI CPC and MACP anomalies. All JCM/Anomaly Committee Meeting minutes are evidences to this. The position is the same as for our Accounts Cadre anomalies also. The present generation Officials of Railway Board do only lip service whenever the Office Bearers of AIRASA meet them and nothing fructifies. They are least bothered about the Group C & D Employees and their grievances and are not ready to consider, argue and put up to PC directorate of the Railway Board about the special nature of Accounts department where qualifying in departmental Examinations decide the elevation to higher Cadres. Our adversaries i.e Railway Board Secretariat Service Officials dominated Pay Commission directorate is bent upon rejecting all our genuine demands just by quoting the Rules without examining the lacunae pointed out by this Association. The latest being the Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2010/ACP/Misc/1 dated 12-05-2011 addressed to both the Federations rejecting our plea for treating promotion to JAA grade on passing the Appendix II Examination as per the Record Note on the II Meeting of the MACP Anomaly committee Meeting. There seems to be no progress regarding other demands also. The only way out to draw the attention of the authorities is to agitate vigorously. Unless we show the same Unity and Solidarity as we had shown between 1998 to 2003, we may not be able to get any of our anomalies rectified. In the circumstances, in order to decide next course of action, it has been decided to conduct the next Central Working Committee Meeting at Newdelhi on 15th July 2011 at 10.00 a.m. All the CWC members are requested to attend without fail and contact Shri. Ramesh Kumar, Secretary, Communications over Mobile No.09717644361 for Venue and accommodation.