NJCA Strike 13th March 2019 – Railway Board
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated: 08.03.2019
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways including
Production Units, etc.
(As per mailing list attached)
Sub: Proposed protests by Government employees against ‘National Pension System’ (NPS)
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Personnel & Training) has advised vide their O.M. No. 33011/1(s)/2019-Estt.(B-II) dated 22.02.2019 (copy enclosed) that “National Joint Council of Action” (NJCA) has decided to organise dharna/ demonstration in front of Central Govt. offices across the country and at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on March, 13, 2019 to press for restoration of Old Pension Scheme (OPS). NJCA is a conglomerate of pro-Left, INTUC and HMS-affiliated Associations amongst Group ‘C’ Central Government servants including those in Railways.
2. As both recognised Federations (AIRF and NFIR) are part of NJCA, Railway servants may organise dharna/ demonstration in front of Railway Offices across the country and at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 13.03.2019.
3. In view of aforesaid, there should not be any room for complacency and laxity on the part of the Railway administrations and all necessary stringent steps must be taken to ensure discipline and smooth functioning of Railways. It must be ensured that Railway servants need to seek necessary permissions from their Competent Authority to leave their headquarters.
4. Their particular attention should be drawn to relevant penal provisions i.e. Section 173, 174 and 175 of the Railways Act, 1989 which are attracted in cases of abandoning train without authority, obstructing running of train and endangering the safety of persons by disobeying rules etc. Their attention should also be drawn to paras No. 3 and 5 of the DOP&T’s O.M. dated 22.02.2019.
5. In case Railway Servants go on dharna/ demonstration/ protest/ strike/ rally etc., a report indicating the number of such Railway servants who take part in such activities may be conveyed to Board’s office on Fax Nos. 011-23383086 or 011-23382377.
DA: As above.
Executive Director, Estt.(IR)