The Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association (IRTSA) urged the government to appoint an expert while nominating members for the Seventh Central Pay Commission, so that the anomalies of the previous pay commission could be addressed.
A resolution to this effect was adopted at the two day All-India Conference and 48th general body meeting which concluded here on Friday.
Another resolution demanded the Centre to extend 30 per cent interim relief to all central government employees.
At present, the Southern Railway has no training centre for technical supervisors and they are being sent to other zonal Railways for training.
A training centre for technical supervisors should be opened in Southern Railway, another resolution said.
The Golden Rock Railway Hospital should be provided with adequate infrastructure to cater the needs of the employees of Tiruchi Division, and the Chief Medical Superintendent of the hospital should be vested with powers for outsourcing workforce on the lines of the Zonal Railway Hospital, Perambur.
By other resolutions, the Association demanded the Centre to do away with the new pension scheme and also ceiling for productivity linked bonus, Group ‘B’ status to railway engineers, exempting house rent allowance, dearness allowance from income tax calculation, merging 50 per cent of the DA with the basic pay , awarding different pay scales for railways like army.
M. Shanmugam, central president, IRTSA, Chennai, presided over the conference and Harchnandan Singh, delivered special address.