NFIR requests for payment of Nov 2016 Salary by cash for Railway Employees
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Dated : 16/11/2016
The Member Staff,
Sub: Invalidation of currency notes of Rs.500 and 1000 denomination- hardship being faced by Railway employees-reg.
Consequent upon the invalidation of Rs.500 and 1000 denomination currency notes, the Government have clamped several restrictions for drawal of money from the accounts of Account Holders. Restriction has also been imposed. limiting withdrawal to Rs.2500/- only per day through ATM.
The Railway Board is aware that vast percentage of Rail Workforce resides and performs duties at remote places, jungle areas, away from towns and villages. In these areas the Ranks/ATMs are not available at nearby work places. Where the Banks are located, the withdrawal of money by the Account Holder is restricted to Rs. 24 thousand per week. The nature duties of Railway Employees is such that they cannot afford to visit Banks/ATMs regularly and wait for hours together in the long queue for the purpose of drawing cash on daily basis.
The Railway employees in general anxiously wait for their monthly salaries for the purpose of purchasing commodities for daily needs and for paying house rent, eelectricitybills etc. As the salaries are credited to the Bank Accounts of the Railway employees and restrictions have been clamped on drawal of their salaried money, the Railway eemployees will be put to untold hardships. They are already facing severe hardship in exchanging currency notes as well drawing their own money from their Bank Accounts due to restrictions.
In order to overcome above hardships, NFIR requests the Railway Board (MS) to arrange to take immediate action for ensuring payment of salaries of November 2016 (to be paid on 30/11/2016) and arrears of DA in cash to each Railway employee as a special case instead of crediting to their Bank Accounts.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)