Minutes of the meeting held by ED(T&MPP) with Federation (AIRF) on 12.03.2015
Minutes of the meeting held by ED(T&MPP) with Federation (AIRF) on 12.03.2015 on PNM/AIRF Item Nos.17/2009, 23/2010, 11/2011, 23/2011, 1/2012, 52/2012 and 12/2013.
The following officers and representatives of Federation(AIRF) attended the meeting:
Official Side : Shri R.R. Prasad, ED(T&MPP)
AIRF : Shri Rakhal Das Gupta, President, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, Genl. Secretary
PNM/AIRF Item No.17/2009-Upgradation of the facilities in the Zonal Railway Training Schools/Centres.
The Federation was apprised of the budgetary allocation made in Budget 2015-16. They were also informed that a separate Plan Head for HRD has been created and now it would be possible to care for Training Centres in a better way. AIRF pointed out that there was a need to improve the living condition, quality of food etc. in the Training Centres. It was also agreed to visit ZRTI, Bhuli on or before 20th April 2015.
PNM/AIRF Item No.23/2010-Revision of the rates of Training Allowance and Sumptuary Allowance to the Faculty Members of different Training Centers.
AIRF was advised that the matter was pending for Board’s approval. It was decided to get this item finalised within one month.
PNM/AIRF Item No.11/2011-Provision for training institutes for various disciplines in East Central Railway.
AIRF after discussion suggested setting up of a new multi-disciplinary Training Centre in and around Danapur. It was agreed to examine the proposal.
PNM/AIRF Item No.23/2011-Creation of posts for additional workload provided to Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala by the Railway Board.
AIRF was advised that a proposal of creation of 1089 posts has been received from RCF, Kapurthala. It was agreed to hold a further meeting on 25th March 2015 at 10:30 AM.
PNM/AIRF Item No.1/2012-Revised Training Modules for Supervisors of Mechanical Engineering Department.
Instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2013/22 dated 26.09.2014. Item may be treated as closed.
PNM/AIRF Item No.52/2012-Sanction of additional staff for manning newly constructed railway lines opened for traffic.
AIRF was advised that in financial year 2012-13 and 2013-14 respectively total of 35000 posts have been created. AIRF pointed out that this is a fraction of total requirement on new assets. They insisted for a meeting with the full Board.
PNM/AIRF Item No.12/2013-Action Plan Targets for the year 2012-13 in respect of Manpower Planning.
Vision 2020 envisages 1% reduction to be achieved in the sanction strength every year as a corporate objective. Indian Railways has been under taking 1% reduction of sanctioned strength as it action plan since 2007-08, whereas this was 2.5% and likewise since 2001-02. It may be mentioned that despite the above in the last few years’ creation have outpaced surrenders as a result of which sanctioned strength has actually increased. AIRF wanted position at a glance of surrender viz-a-viz creation on each Zone and PUs.