The Member Mechanical,
Kind Attn: Shri Sanjeev Handa, Member Mechanical, Railway Board
Sub: Supply of branded quality cloth for uniform and payment of Stitching Charges and costs of Protective Garments
AIRF has time and again raised this issue with the Railway Board in various Negotiating Fora, i.e. Railway Board PNM and DC/JCM vide regular agenda items No.16/2005 and 17/2010 (photocopy enclosed) respectively.
While Railways have been spending huge amount of money on the uniforms and protective garments being supplied to the Railwaymen, but the users are not being actually benefitted out of it. It is noticed that even protective garments, such as shoes, gloves, dangry etc. are not supplied as per the stipulated specifications, though it is always claimed by the Railway administrations that the same are of proper quality. The uniforms supplied to the Railwaymen in general and to the Trackmen in particular are of very poor quality and the woolen clothing supplied to them are of worst quality.
It would, therefore, be quite appropriate that the branded quality cloth for the uniform and protective garments as per the standard specifications and Stitching Charges should be paid to all the eligible Railway employees.
An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)