Ministry of Finance wants to reduce the number of days proposed by Railway Board & pressurizing to change the formula for PLB....
ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN'S FEDERATION
Today on date 18.10.2012, I met Hon'ble Minister for Railways at 15:30 hrs. and apprised him about AIRF's demand of PLB, that according to us there would have been PLB of more than the proposed number of days by the Railway Board.
It has been given to understand that the Ministry of Finance wants to even reduce the number of days proposed by the Railway Board and is pressurizing for change in PLB Formula. I explained the MR that the
formula for PLB is based on a Tripartite Agreement achieved after great sacrifices of the Railwaymen, for which AIRF had to go on general strike. Therefore, any change in the formula of PLB or reduction in number of days or amount will tantamount to great injustice and would lead to avoidable nationwide agitation by the Railway employees.