In a move to encourage and incentivise Railway employees, special felicitation function was organised recently in each of the all Railway Divisions across the country to recognize the services of erstwhile Group-D employees like Gangmen, Trolleymen, Gatemen, Electrical Khalasis, Signal maintenance cadres, etc. These employees work day and night very hard in the field under difficult conditions to ensure safety of trains and thereby smooth running of the whole system.
The main function was held at P.K.Road Club, in New Delhi where Smt. Kanta Kumar, President, Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organisation (RWWCO) who was the Chief Guest at the function, presented souvenirs to railwaymen of various categories on the occasion. In Delhi area, 370 railway employees with at least 25 years of service and also with unblemished service record were chosen for such felicitation.
This unique initiative of felicitating lower rung of Railway employees was taken by RWWCO, which is the apex body of the chain of women’s welfare organizations spread over all Indian Railways engaged in the task of welfare of railwaymen and their families through various need-based socio-welfare activities. While the primary concern of the organization is the welfare of Railway employees and their families, it also rises to the call of the society and the nation – be it environmental awareness, family welfare drives, disturbances on the borders or the natural calamities.