Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Respected Comrade

I feel pleasure to intimate you that at the initiation of DREU/AILRSA, a joint convention is called jointly by DREU, AILRSA, AIGC, AISMA in New Delhi on 1st Feb. 2017 from 15 hours in Ambedkar Bhavan, Pahadganj, on FDI, BIBEK ROY COMMITTEE REPORT, Merger of Railway Budget in General Budget and its effect on railway employees, NPS, Outsourcing in railway at large scale etc.
                                               NATIONAL CONVENTION

         on “ Debudgetisation and Unbundling of Indian Railways” 
Mon, 26 Dec 2016-

The railways on Monday doubled the compensation amount in case of death during accidents w.e.f. from January 1, 2017.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


In a bid to enhance the efficacy of the Indian Railways, the institute has come forward and introduced an anti-collision Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) on the 68 km Chennai-Arakkonam route. As trains plan to become faster and better, it's imperative for the institute to ensure that all those travelling on it are safe and secure. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

While Indian Railways’ freight growth on originating tonnes basis is impressive, the internals are anything but that

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Rail ministry has sought views from a few ministries and the NITI Aayog regarding this, say Sources
The rollback would result in reduction of fares of the trains on the said sections by an average of nine to 24%

Monday, December 19, 2016

The steel ministry has signed a unique way-leave agreement with the railways under which slurry pipelines will be laid alongside railway tracks.
The FIR registered by the CBI against top railway official KL Bhoyar reveals exclusive details of how the railway officials converted black money into white at the cash counters post demonetisation. India Today has an exclusive copy of the FIR.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

GoA 3 is a driverless train operation (DTO) where starting and stopping are automated but a train attendant operates only the gates of the trains.
All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: December 17, 2016 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

BHEL bags Rs 200 crore railway order for traction converters , the order has been placed on BHEL by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), it said
PTI | Dec 17, 2016, 
A source told India Today, "Every day railway gets Rs 100 and Rs 50 notes in huge numbers at all cash counters like PRS, booking counter, parcel counter and etc. The top level railway officials exchange this money by giving it to people having black currency."

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Matter for poster and badge
All India Loco Running Staff Association

We will not tolerate injustice any more

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ultrasonic Flaw Detection Testing is a non-destructive testing with Ultrasonic waves to detect the minor inner flaws in rails and welds and is carried out as per provisions of “Manual for Ultrasonic Testing of Rails and Welds-2012”. In trolley inspection, physical condition of track, its components and other track-side railway infrastructure are inspected manually.
The High Level Safety Review Committee (Kakodkar Committee): The Committee constituted on 16.09.2011 had made 106 recommendations on various technical and technology related aspects in connection with safe running of train services.

Monday, December 12, 2016


The Chairman

Railway Board ,Rail Bhavan

New Delhi
10 Dec 2016 

Dr. Urjit R. Patel – Governor, Reserve Bank of India has said in a media conversation has made following observations in respect of Central Government employees which is published in Reserve Bank of India website: 
Priyanka Singh| Dec 7, 2016, 

Saturday, December 10, 2016


The Chairman

Railway Board , Rail Bhavan

New Delhi
Comrades ,

The salary of all employees has increased by at least 14.29 per cent after the implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) recommendations.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tarique Anwar   November 22, 2016

The deadly accident involving the Patna-Indore Express is believed to have occurred as a result of ignoring repeated danger alerts raised by the loco pilot concerned. According to the driver, senior officials were allegedly warned of the danger early, but they asked the driver to carry on and bring the train to Kanpur.
State governments to share 25% to 66% cost of the projects

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dhananjay Mahapatra| TNN | Updated: Dec 3, 2016, 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Brief History:

In Indian Railway the first uniform committee was formed in 1957. The committee recommended Jacket's Battle Dress( Dress worn by army personnel) for loco running staff. From day one we have been protesting against the unsuitability of this type of uniform.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


As you aware that the NJCA strike of 11th July was withdrawn due to the assurances of the group of ministers on 30th June 2016, but the same was not adhered till today as four months has lapsed, the issues of 7th CPC are not resolved till today.

1. On denial of benefit of 30% / 55% pay element for medically decategorised / retired employees:-
21st All India Biennial Conference of All India Loco Running Staff Association was held successfully at “com. Joginder Singh Nagar (Desh Bhakth Yadgar Complex, Jalandhar) on 18 & 19 November 2016. The conference was started with flag hoisting by com. L. Mony, President of All India Loco Running Staff Association and followed by garlanding of Martyrs’ column by leaders and delegates. Before flag hoisting EPTA/DGG placed a revolutionary song.

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Central Office : AILRSA BHAWAN, H.No. 333, Bhoor Bharat Nagar, Ghaziabad – 201001.

Tel. No. : 0120-2740025

Monday, November 28, 2016

NOVEMBER 28, 2016 
Calling for stringent measures and sustained efforts towards ensuring quality of signalling works, the Director-General, Signal & Telecommunication, Railway Board Akhil Agrawal said that safety shall remain the prime consideration for the Indian Railways.

Friday, November 25, 2016


Thursday, November 24, 2016

THE HINDU- Opinion-NOVEMBER 23, 2016 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: November 22, 2016 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Haidar Naqvi, Hindustan Times, Kanpur | 
Updated: Nov 22, 2016 
Coimbatore: Loco pilot stops worker’s suicide bid on track
PublishedNov 20, 2016, 
Vijay, 30, a daily wage labourer and native of Vellakoil in Tirupur district had married 25-year-old Nagamani.
By Kamal Mishra, Mumbai Mirror | Nov 22, 2016,
Though the railway ministry has been sharply focused on increasing capital expenditure over the last two years, the tragic Indore-Patna Express accident where 142 of the 200 injured have already died—this is the deadliest tragedy since 2010—brings the focus back to where it should always have been, on railway safety.

Monday, November 21, 2016

HQ. Adra                                             Reg. 17903

Elected Central Office-bearers of 21st All India BGM
Held at Jalandhar city on 18 & 19 November 2016 :
21st All India Biennial Conference of All India Loco Running Staff Association was inaugurated at “com. Joginder Singh Nagar (Desh Bagath Yadgar Complex) on 18.11.2016 at 10 AM.
NEW DELHI: Trade Unions have pitched for an hike in personal income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh and minimum wages to Rs 18,000 in the upcoming Union Budget. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Aakar Patel Updated: Nov 13, 2016

There are over 200 trains going from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. The first one leaves just after midnight and the last one leaves just before. So there are trains going through the day to cover the 524 km distance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday travelled in Japan’s famed high-speed Shinkansen bullet train on Saturday. The train is being introduced in India on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad stretch.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 12, 2016 

Chief Sub-Editor 

The Indian Railways is planning to procure electricity directly from the generator of its choice.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


The Railway Police took into custody a youth on the charge of pelting stone on the loco of the Puducherry – Mangalore weekly express train near Vazhapaddi station on Thursday late evening and injuring the loco pilot. Sources said that when the train was approaching Vazhappadi railway station, the loco pilot S.S. Sankar (58) of Salem city, blew horn.

Friday, November 11, 2016

ByNewsX Bureau
| Friday, November 11, 2016 -

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


K.A. Manoharan has taken over as Commissioner of Railway Safety, Southern Circle, Bengaluru.
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai |  Updated: Nov 09, 2016
Railways is likely to present the financial requirement for the next fiscal keeping the ongoing massive infrastructure development projects.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Shewali Tiwari     November 8, 2016

We've seen our railways evolving like never before under the leadership of beloved Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. With massive advancements in the way we travel, things that were once a luxury are now an everyday thing. 
The NFR policy is based on the Swiss challenge model wherein any individual with credentials can present his/her proposal to the government

By Suraj Ojha | Posted 08-Nov-2016

Railway employee unions' statistics show how those working on tracks - gangmen, engineers - are among the most vulnerable

Sunday, November 6, 2016

BJP's Avinash Khanna all set to be appointed NHRC member

Press Trust of India | New Delhi November 6, 2016 
By Richa Sharma | Published: 05th November 2016 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen(NFIR )
3, Chelmsford Road, New Dlehi – 110055

No.IV/NJCA(N)/20l4/Part II                                                                           Dated: 1-11-2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Companies from these countries to bring three of the nine semi-high speed rail corridor projects on track
The initiative is aimed at reducing dependence on diesel by electrifying nearly 90% of railway tracks in the next five years
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers Karnataka State
On 7th November 2016
At GPO Bangalore from 10.30 am to 3pm
Third entrance to City railway station to be ready by December
Nov 04, 2016, Bengaluru, DHNS
Siddharth Prabhakar| TNN | Updated: Nov 4, 2016, 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Indian Railways: Mission electrification to cover 24,000 km track in 5 years
Currently about 2000 km track is being electrified in a year and the aim is to reach 4000 km per year by 2017-18 and 6000 km in subsequent year.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Indian Railways eyes 2-5 trains to reduce travel time drastically
Talgo, the Spanish manufacturer of high-speed trains, is all set to lease out 2-5 trains to Indian Railways in less than a year's time.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Monday, October 31, 2016

Siddharth Prabhakar| TNN | Updated: Oct 31, 2016, 

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Ranchi, Oct. 25: South Eastern Railway authorities have decided to shunt the senior divisional operations manager of Ranchi railway division after a high-level inquiry found that he had indeed used his clout to stop the New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express at an unscheduled station to allow his daughter on board last week.
Indian Railways' income going down despite reforms

Saturday, October 29, 2016

No.NC/JCM/2016 Dated: October 26, 2016

Hon’ble Minister for Finance,
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TNN | Updated: Oct 27, 2016, 
Officials have said that the Cabinet has approved a 2 percent dearness allowance in the salary of people working with the Central government.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

By Venkatesan Parthasarathy | Express News Service | Published: 25th October 2016 

CHENNAI: On the night of October 21, at 9.10 pm, 45-year old Mahalakshmi, travelling in the ladies compartment of the Tirumalpur-bound Fast EMU, thought she was heading back to her residence in Guduvanchery. But as things turned out, she would instead spend the next two days at a hospital getting treatment following a freak incident.

Monday, October 24, 2016

TNN | Updated: Oct 22, 2016, 


Friday, October 21, 2016


: The Southern Railway Officers’ Association (SROA) has asked the Southern Railway administration to take steps to ensure that retired employees do not hold posts in employee unions.
By Express News Service | Published: 21st October 2016

SRIKAKULAM: A major accident was averted after an alert train driver, noticing a bus stuck on a railway level crossing, stopped the train just 20 to 30 feet from the bus, even as many passengers jumped out of the bus.
Press Trust of India | New Delhi October 21, 2016 

Railway Board officials today briefed a Parliamentary panel on the implications of the government's decision to merge the railway budget with the general budget. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PTI | Updated: Oct 18, 2016, 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | 
Updated: Oct 17, 2016 

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 –Siasat News
October 17, 2016 

Railway setting up the Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th Pay Commission’s recommendation

Celebrating its 26th Foundation Day, Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL), with a 741-km network along the western coast, has geared up for modernisation. Electrification of the line would begin soon even as doubling work has already commenced between Roha and Veer stations in Maharashtra.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

TNN | Updated: Oct 16, 2016, 

Pune: The railway administration has launched passenger trains attached with electric locomotives on the Pune-Daund track on Saturday.
The train to India

Saturday, October 15, 2016

MoU will be signed between Indian Railways and DB Engineering and Consulting GmbH

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Kailash Korde, Hindustan Times, Mumbai | 
Updated: Oct 13, 2016 

A railway engineer was run over by a goods train near Kopar railway station on Wednesday. It was the second such incident on Central railway within a month and labour unions blame unsafe working condition responsible for the incident.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

China adds fuel to speed up 'Railway Express' to Europe

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

By S Lalitha | Express News Service | Published: 09th October 2016 

BENGALURU: Among the 1,200 gangmen, eleven engineering graduates, an MBA and an MCA degree holder take care of maintaining railway tracks across its 83 railway stations. They are all here because of “family pressure to somehow get a government job”. Their monthly salary is `20,000.
11 Oct, 2016, 

Sunday, October 9, 2016


The meetings of allowances and standing committee of National JCM scheduled on 13th October 2016, has been postponed to 25th October 2016. It was expected that the recommendations of allowance committee in October 2016 now has been postponed to November 2016. 
Subject: - Seventh Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to Rules of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Driver dozes off, train off trackTNN | Updated: Oct 5, 2016,
In a Q&A, senior fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, says govt has not clarified how it will make railways more efficient

Monday, October 3, 2016

Indian Railways still a laggard, but Narendra Modi govt rewards staff with Rs 2,090 cr payout
Indian Railways may not be very productive, even though in terms of stats it is one of the biggest movers on the planet
Siddharth Prabhakar| TNN | Updated: Oct 3, 2016, 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Railway Ministry launches various services to the Nation 

The 7th CPC while calculating the minimum wage of Central Government Employees has arrived at Rs 18,000/- the 7th CPC has erred in prescribing provision to cover education, recreation, ceremonies, festivals and medical expenses has been moderated to 15 percent against the provision of 25% .

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Air travel no more “elitist”/“luxury” as size of domestic aviation industry at R1.75 lac cr exceeds rly revenue at R1.67 lac cr.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PTI | Sep 27, 2016, 

Mumbai, Sep 27 () Popular Marathi actress Nivedita Saraf has complained that her bag was gnawed by rats while she was travelling by a train, prompting the railway administration to intensify the pest control measures.
S Mohammed Irshad Sep 26, 2016 

Theere are reasons to believe that the Narendra Modi government's decision to merge the railway budget with the general budget is part of the government's larger strategy to privatise Railways, India's largest public carrier.

Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance M. Veerappa Moily said here on Tuesday that the committee will give its report on the ramifications of the Union Cabinet’s decision of merging the Railway Budget with the General Budget before the commencement of next Parliament session.

Monday, September 26, 2016


The assistant loco pilot of the Ernakulam – Bengaluru Express, Pritham Kumar, suffered a minor injury on Saturday, after a stone thrown by a few school students who were playing near the railway track hit his eye.
That it took 69 years after Independence for India to merge the Railway Budget with the Union Budget is an indication of how difficult it can be to junk colonial-era traditions that may have outlived their utility.
Alcohol addiction may impact neurocognitive skills in elderly
IANS | Updated: Sep 26, 2016, 
Indian Railways Employees likely to get 78-day bonus before the Dussehra festival
By Rajat Arora, ET Bureau | Sep 26, 2016, 
Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment

Understanding Minimum Wages and Bonus

The total expenditure on Pay and Allowances (excluding Productivity Linked Bonus/ Ad-hoc Bonus, Honorarium, Encashment of Earned Leave and Travelling Allowance) for Regular Central Government Civilian employees including employees of the Union Territories was Rs 139951.93 crore in 2014-15 as compared to Rs 127074.60 crore in 2013-14. Thus, there is an increase in expenditure by Rs 12877.33 crore over previous year which in relative terms works out to around 10.13%. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dumping a 92-year-old colonial tradition

Shine Jacob | New Delhi September 22, 2016
Press Trust of India | New Delhi September 23, 2016 

A special train, called 'Mosquito Terminator', was today pressed into service by the Northern Railway to spray insecticide on water bodies along the track in Delhi area to curb mosquito breeding. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ANI | Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] September 22, 2016 

A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyannounced the merger of General and railway budgets,Congress MP and Leader of Opposition in the Lok SabhaMallikarjun Kharge said the merger will create more bureaucratic hurdles for the rail ministry as it would strip it off its financial autonomy.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will attend the cabinet meeting to be part of the historic decision that will end the 92-year old practice of presenting the separate railway budget

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Prithviraj Singh, Hindustan Times, Dehradun |  Sep 19, 2016 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Indian Railways' company reports highest-ever profit, dividend
The Indian Railways has been losing money regularly on passenger traffic. According to a study on the impact of Social Service Obligations by the Indian Railways conducted by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy and OSD Kishore Desai, the railways incurred losses on all classes but AC3-tier fares
By: FE Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2016 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

SAD NEWS:- On 11 Sept 2016 
At "TATI" Station (HTE DIV.) An Eng Spl roll down & dashed with train no.BCN/NMK whiçh was standing at Tati station M/Line..Result..
ALp-Mr.SURAJ KUMAR/HTE was spot death & LP-Mr.D. K.Das/HTE was Seriously Injured and died in hospital..

Sunday, September 11, 2016

PTI | Sep 10, 2016, 

China has completed over 20,000 kms of track network linking Zhengzhou with Xuzhou
China's high-speed railway lines have exceeded 20,000 kmS in total length
The travel time between Xi'an and Shanghai is cut to six hours from nearly 11 hours
TNN | Sep 10, 2016, Nagpur: The Nagpur division of Central Railway has shown the way in energy conservation. Loco pilots of the division helped save 1.06 crore units of power worth Rs5.13 crore in the five months from April to August.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The existing fare for Chandigarh-New Delhi for a CC ticket is around Rs 605 which according to the new fares could reach to approx Rs 810.

Friday, September 9, 2016

PTI | Sep 9, 2016, 

Super-Fast Talgo Train from Delhi to Mumbai has final trial tomorrow
Talgo train is expected to start at 2.45 PM from New Delhi station tomorrow and scheduled to reach at Mumbai at 2.29 AM early morning next day
The Talgo train reached Mumbai yesterday 18 minutes late in its third trial

Thursday, September 8, 2016

07/09/2016  PTI
Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment — 
Review of FAQs dated 30.05.2013/25.02.2015 with regard to married son

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

NEW DELHI: The two panels set up by the government to review pensions and allowances are expected to announce interim relief and help blunt the criticism that the government employees and pensioners have not benefited from the 7th pay commission recommendations.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

By Debeshi Gooptu | 2016-09-06

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Konkan Railway is hiring candidates for Assistant Loco Pilot vacancies under mechanical department.The last date to apply is September 29.
Konkan Railway hiring for Assistant Loco Pilot posts: Apply before September 29
Tejas train will be equipped with many modern facilities some of which are the first for the Indian Railway, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Shri. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, 

Hon’ble Minister for Railway,

Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mahendra Kumar Singh| TNN | Aug 30, 2016, 

NEW DELHI: Calling the Centre's decision to issue notification on bonus payment as a historical victory for Indian workers, RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) decided not to join the September 2 nation-wide strike call given by central trade unions.
The government’s effort to dissuade 10 central trade unions (CTUs) from going ahead with the September 2 strike did not succeed on Monday as the minimum wage advisory board (MWAB) meeting remained inconclusive.
Press Trust of India | Updated: August 31, 2016 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ahead of winter season, railways is gearing up to install a modern safety device for enhancing the vision of loco pilots in foggy weather.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare  Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi — 110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.
Malabar Express derail: Permanent weigh inspector suspended after probe by Commission of Railway Safety
By Express News Service 29th August 2016 
August 28, 2016, SA Aiyar in Swaminomics | Economy, India | TOI

For decades I have argued that the railway budget is a colonial aberration that should be abolished. Wonder of wonders, the government now agrees. Arun Jaitley’s next budget will incorporate all railway revenue and spending, so there will be no separate railway budget.
Arvind Chauhan| TNN | Aug 26, 2016,
7th Pay Commission – Government has issued orders on Anomaly Committee


Government of India    Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions

Department of Personnel & Training   JCA Section   North Block, New Delhi

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Railway introduces ‘Tri-Netra’ system for loco pilots during foggy weather 
By Express News Service   Published: 27th August 2016 

BENGALURU: State governments which have created Special Economic Zones (SEZs) can partner with private entities and invest in the development of railway stations near such zones, suggested Adviser-Finance, Railway Board, P V Vaidyalingam.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Titagarh Wagons was up 3.67%, Texmaco Rail and Engineering rose 1.44%, Kernex Microsystems India rose 2.28% and Kalindee Rail Nirman Engineers 2.04%

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gayatri Manu August 24, 2016  News, Quick Bytes

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyaya, a 47-year-old Indian Railways engineer, recently won an award for his innovative idea of developing caterpillar trains — a network of lightweight, elevated train coaches that will run at speeds up to 100 km/hr and will take passengers even to the residential areas.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In order to step up its revenue, Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways has increased the freight rates by up to 19%.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The only private trains in India run at 13km/h and may be on their last legs.
22 Aug 2016
Pandian Express runs with LHB coaches

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the Bangalore division of the South Western Railways (SWR) launched an e-bedroll facility and water-vending machines at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Station (earlier known as City Railway Station) on Monday morning.
Abhilash Botekar| TNN | Aug 22, 2016, 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The plant was set up with an investment USD 63.4 million and the Chinese side holds 51 per cent of the share, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
Department of Personnel & Training  JCA Section North Block, New Delhi
                                                                                                           Dated the 16th August, 2016
By Mike Head   20 August 2016

Thousands of full-time jobs are being eliminated every month in Australia and real wages are falling, according to official statistics released this week. The results provide a picture, in a limited form, of the accelerating assault being conducted on the working conditions and living standards of the working class.

Friday, August 19, 2016

GATE MEETING in front of all CREW BOOKING On 23.08.2016

Dear Loco Running men,

AILRSA organizing gate meeting in front of all crew booking depots in Indian railways on 23rd August 2016 to protest against the fitment/fixation formula for running staff in RBE 93/2016 dated 02.08.2016 which is less than 14.29 declared by Govt of India Gazette dated 25.07.2016 under para 12.
Indian Railways: Following her bronze medal win at the Rio Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik, who is a railway employee, will be awarded Rs 50 lakh and also promoted as a gazetted officer.
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 18, 2016 
Manthank Mehta| TNN | Aug 17, 2016,

Mumbai: Talgo train, which has so far carried out four trials between Mumbai-Delhi route at maximum speed of 140 kmph, may also undergo trial on other routes in the country, including the Konkan Railway route between Mumbai and Goa.
Shri Ram General, ICICI Lombard & Royal Sundaram selected; scheme begins next month for online bookings
Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | 
Updated: Aug 18, 2016
The Indian Railways (IR) have called off negotiations with a Japanese consortium for the acquisition and indigenous manufacture of Next-Gen locos. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aug 08, 2016 - MANISH ANAND |  New Delhi

After redesignating Railway Board members on functional lines, the railway ministry is now planning to seek Cabinet approval soon for its next big reform: of merging about 10 different cadres into just two — technical and civil — in a bid to optimise manpower capacity, besides cutting down on red-tapism.
Aug 17, 2016 |   Age CorrespondentMumbai

Services on Western Railway (WR) were hit during peak evening hours between Virar and Vasai/Nallasopara station after the signalling panel in Virar caught fire on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

With an aim of reducing the energy bill, Railways have firmed up plans to import crude oil directly and started procuring power from the generators.
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 17, 2016 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It was a happy day three years ago when my parents and I set off on a journey to Hardwar. We started from New Jalpaiguri and were to change trains in New Delhi to reach Hardwar. The first half of the journey was to be covered by the NJP-New Delhi Express scheduled to arrive at the New Delhi railway station at 12-10 p.m. The connecting New Delhi-Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express would depart at 3-20 p.m.
Shine Jacob | New Delhi August 15, 2016

ANSWERED ON 09.08.2016

Seventh Pay Commission Committee for allowances244 Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

Friday, August 12, 2016

Railway authorities were not present when the boxes containing currency were loaded at Salem on Monday evening, and neither were Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel present when the door of the wagon was opened.

India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [Published on:11 Aug 2016, ]

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rail ministry has floated a tender to explore possibility of Maglev trains in India, which can hit 500 kmph


Dear friend,

In my first reply message, I assured you that I will give reply to other issues you raised in your whatsApp message dated 28.07.2016.


Dear friend,

I have the pleasure to read your whatsApp message, on the Government of India resolution on 7th pay commission.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Article came in " THE GUARDIAN"
I do little but the benefits are incredible: Anonymous
I imagined I’d be championing workers’ rights. But the reality is an ageing workforce, a scandalous waste of members’ fees and prickly colleagues
Will source power directly from the latter to cut costs, improve operations
Shine Jacob & Shreya Jai | New Delhi August 8, 2016 
The Honble Minister for Railways
Government of India 
Rail Bhawan
New Delhi 110001

Board reiterates its directive to General Managers to set up a system for monitoring progress of work periodically

The Railway Board has cracked the whip on zonal railways that failed to meet monthly targets set for completing new/ongoing projects.
Parth Shastri| TNN | Aug 7, 2016, 
Railways have initiated bold steps for restructuring its Board, including redistribution of work among members and creation of a new post of Advisor from outside for resource mobilisation, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda earmarked for the national transporter.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

L Mony wrote letter to Joint Secretary, Finance Ministry regarding the anomaly
By RAKESH RANJAN  6 August 2016

With Indian Railways venturing into the age of high-speed rail, the government has tied up with Japan to train the manpower required to drive the new age transport system. 
Swimming Gets Underway


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Indian Railways incurred a loss of Rs 35,700 crore on concessions, subsidies last year
By ZeeBiz WebTeam    Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Shailaja Neelakantan| Jul 27, 2016, 
According to railways, all safety category railway employees are given structured training as per prescribed periodicity at various stages of their career. They also undergo mandatory refresher training programmes.
Wrong signal derails Chennai-Palani Express, four suspended
‘Death on track a challenge’
ANI | New Delhi August 5, 2016 

ixigo, India's leading travel search marketplace, has become the country's second most downloaded train information app after IRCTC by exceeding 9 million downloads with 2 million monthly active users and 4 lakh daily users across 200+ towns in India.
ANI | Agartala (Tripura), Imphal (Manipur)/Dimapur (Nagaland) August 4, 2016 

Indian Railways has announced mega expansion plans to improve connectivity and infrastructure in other northeastern states apart from Tripura. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu recently launched two different projects in Manipur and Nagaland.
On the lines of civil aviation sector, Indian railways is keen to bring in private companies to build and operate private rail in India just like the private airlines.
Indian Railways-led by Suresh Prabhu may start getting Tejas coaches by the end of this month.
By: Swarnim Ajay | Updated: August 4, 2016 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Press Trust of India | New Delhi August 4, 2016 

In a major restructuring, the railways today changed the designation of Board Member (Mechanical) and Member (Electrical) while redesignating them as Member (Rolling Stock) and Member (Traction), respectively. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Central Railway    Press Release

Shri Akhil Agrawal, New General Manager, Central Railway

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

In the first phase, the new uniforms will be issued to five lakh of 13 lakh employees of the Indian Railways

Mahendra K Singh| TNN | Aug 2, 2016, 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

TNN | Jul 30, 2016,   HIGHLIGHTS

For the first time a case has been registered against a loco pilot under the Wild Life Protection Act 1972 for killing a wild elephant.

Friday, July 29, 2016

THE HANS INDIA | Jul 29,2016 ,

The central government has reappointed A.K. Mital as chairman of Railway Board for two years with effect from August 1, 2016. He is superannuating this month end. This is for the first time the incumbent has gotten a two-year extension to continue as the highest official of the railway. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Central Government employees are always be cheated in respect of date of implementation of allowances especially on HRA , from past twenty years it is observed that these allowances are issued from a later date in 5th CPC case it was issued after 20 months , in case of 6th CPC it was issued after 32 months , in 7th CPC we hoped it will be issued in 7 months , but it was not the case , now it is likely to be issued only after 12 months .
Countrywide General Strike on Sept 2, 2016
Jul 28 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)   ManthanK Mehta   Mumbai:

Creaking Infra, Derailments Hobble City's Rail Network
Lata Argade is the typical Mumbai train commuter. For 32 years, the government official has relied on the CST-Dombivli suburban train service to cover the 55km distance from home to office, day and night, back and forth.
Jul 28 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)   ManthanK Mehta    Mumbai:

Comptroller and Auditor General of Indian has laid bare the truth behind the poor suburban train services.It has found that the train services are running behind schedule and safety is being compromised due to poor maintenance of tracks as well as the Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) rakes.
A salient feature of the arrangement is that private players can get their recruits to take the course on their own expense.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

According to All India Railwaymen’s Federation, there are around 13.26 lakh on-roll employees in Railways of which almost 75 per cent fall in the safety category.

Monday, July 25, 2016


The translocation of the 18th century armoury at Srirangapatana will bring about changes to the town’s railway station. It will not have a station master to officiate as the signalling and communications will be automatically controlled from Pandavapura and Naganahalli, which will be the block section on the stretch.

The Rs. 5.5-crore new building of Divisional Railway Hospital commissioned earlier this year with state-of-art facilities will have three additions to doctor strength shortly.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

By Richa Sharma   Published: 24th Jul 2016 
Passengers can soon tune in to popular FM radio stations while travelling on trains, with the Indian Railway firming up plans to roll out a Rail Radio service for 'onboard infotainment' which would also come in handy in emergency situations and disasters.

Seven express trains suffered detention of one hour to three hours after some locomotive pilots staged a “work-to-rule” protest on Thursday.

Travel time between Bengaluru and Mysuru could be reduced to 90 minutes in the near future if trials with a high speed, tilting train manufactured by Spanish manufacturer Talgo conducted between Delhi and Mumbai in the next few days are successful.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Railway Ministry has granted 'special project' status to the much-awaited new rail line between Wardha and Nanded districts via Yavatmal stretching over 284 kms, a senior official here said.
By: PTI | Yavatmal(maha) | Updated: July 22, 2016 
High speed rail plans accelerate
By Suchanda Banerjee Posted On : July 22, 2016 in News - India & You , Tourism , Kolkata
Train of hope provided free health to a million people in rural India
By Ahmad Mukhtiyar , New Delhi


Dear Comrades,

: The railway authorities have ordered an inquiry into an incident wherein a loco pilot of the Kanyakumari – Chennai Express overshot the red signal at the starter point at Mathur railway station and entered the non-electrified track leading to detention of train and few others in the early hours of Wednesday. Power supply to the electric locomotive too got cut
By Express News Service   Published: 21st July 2016 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

China is slated to develop New Bhubaneswar (Odisha) and Baiyappanahalli (Bengaluru) railway stations, while Mumbai Central, Jammu, Jaipur and Varanasi stations will be modernised matching airport-like amenities with Belgium's help.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Indiatimes July 20, 2016
The Minister made this announcement on Sunday when he laid the foundation stone of one Megawatt solar power plant at the Amritsar Railway Station.
It will expand its rail network to 150,000 km, including 30,000 km of high speed rail

IANS | Beijing July 20, 2016 
The Hindu Business line  OUR BUREAU

Protest against ‘anti-labour policies’ of Centre

Tuesday, July 19, 2016



Hon. MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS, Rail Bhavan,  New Delhi. 
Press Trust of India | New Delhi July 18, 2016 

Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today met central trade unions to apprise them about steps taken with regard to their 12-point charter of demands. 
By The New Indian Express    Published: 19th July 2016 

Given its critique of the institutional and governance framework created by decades of Congress rule, the NDA government has been keen on recasting it to suit the changing times. After scrapping the Planning Commission and instituting the NITI Aayog in its place, the government is now toying with the idea of merging railway and general budgets.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The private sector persons are crying that the Central Government employees are highly paid , the case is not true . A detailed study comparing the salary and emoluments of employees belonging to government and private sector is made by the IIM -Ahmedabad . The 7th CPC study, commissioned and later factored in by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), took a wide range of samples — doctors, engineers and accounts officers at higher levels, down to the skilled categories like MTS. 
By Express News Service     Published: 12th July 2016 
By our reporter  13 July 2016

At least 25 people were killed and 50 wounded in a horrific head-on collision between two passenger trains Tuesday morning. The two trains were on the same track located between the towns of Andria and Corato in the Puglia region of southern Italy.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

All India | Press Trust of India | Updated: July 14, 2016 
By CarandBike Team (With Inputs from PTI) | Jul 14, 2016

Indian Railways (IR) is aiming at 25% share in automobile freight traffic
Auto Express will ferry cargo from Gurgaon to Nidvanda
In April, IR had announced India's first rail auto hub in Walajabad

Monday, July 11, 2016

Railways have decided to procure a radar-based device that will alert the drivers of any physical obstruction on railway tracks ahead and thus avert accidents. This will prove to be more useful during nights and in foggy conditions when drivers have to constantly look outside the locomotive to assess the condition.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

— By FPJ Web Desk | Jul 09, 2016 
Structural composition of coconut may help in understanding energy absorption that could inspire construct earthquake-proof structures
The International Labor Organization has warned of the severe consequences presented by automation and disruptive technologies in the ASEAN bloc. Are the UN agency's concerns founded? DW takes a closer look.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


M. Krishnan, Secretary General,
Confederation of C. G. Employees & Workers

Friday, July 8, 2016

Their indefinite nationwide strike that was to come into effect beginning July 11 for a period of four months

Thursday, July 7, 2016


National Council( JCM) representing the employees in Central Govt sector- Income Tax, Audit etc, Postal Employees, Defence Employees and Railway Employees jointly conducted a convention at New Delhi on 11.12.2014 and adopted a joint declaration demanding the Central Government to settle the ten point charter of demands also against the anti workers policies. Subsequently National Joint Council of Action (NJCM) was formed. Due to various reasons strike action was delayed.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

By Tania Kent  5 July 2016

Teachers are striking Tuesday across England in defence of pay and working conditions, after some 91.7 percent of teachers voted in favour of strike action.

Monday, July 4, 2016

A strike by workers of Indian Railways will virtually cripple life in a country where 23 million passengers and over 1,100 million tonnes of freight are carried daily by the railway
The Railway Board has sent a letter to all railway organisations with advice on steps to be taken immediately in view of the proposed strike from 11 July

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Srinand Jha |    Updated: Jul 03, 2016 

NEW DELHI: At a time when the cash-strapped Indian Railways is struggling to stay afloat, half of the numbers of cutting-edge posts of general managers (GMs) are lying vacant. The remaining half of GMs are scheduled to fly off to the US for a ‘study tour’ this month.
Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: Jul 03, 2016 

NEW DELHI: As many as 33 lakh central government employees have threatened to go on strike from July 11 to protest against the “meagre” pay hike announced in the 7th Pay Commission.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Several government workers’ unions will announce their next course of action later on Friday which may include a massive railway strike

Friday, July 1, 2016

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits. It will come into effect from 01.01.2016.



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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

V Ayyappan| TNN | Jun 28, 2016, 
TNN | Jun 29, 2016, 

Margao: Anxious moments were witnessed by passengers of the Margao-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express on Monday after the train ran down a slope, apparently uncontrolled by the loco driver, for quite a few kilometres near Chiplunfollowing engine failure.
The KPIs for the officers have been set against five broad categories of performance linked directly to the health of Indian Railways.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016 By S V Krishnamachari
By Richa Sharma | Express News Service    Published: 26th June 2016 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

INDEFINITE STRIKE of 33 lakhs Central Government, Defence and Railway Employees from 11 July 2016.

AILRSA support & Join the STRIKE
AILRSA support & Join the STRIKE

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Friday, June 24, 2016

The 5 days strike by the Central Government Employees started from 11th July 1960 will always inspire not only the CG Employees, but the entire working class in India. It was the biggest strike that Indian government had to face since Independence in 1947.
Chennai train bomb was assembled in Bengaluru railway station 

By: Vicky Nanjappa Bengaluru, June 24: How effective is the security set up in the railway stations?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

AILRSA Central Working Committee meeting held at Nagpur on 22 & 23 June 2016 unanimously decided to join the indefinite strike of Central Government employees commencing from 11 July 2016.

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