Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bibek Debroy committee report created panic amongst Railwaymen and passengers – AIRF

Bibek Debroy committee report created panic amongst Railwaymen and passengers – AIRF

“Bibek Debroy panel has already submitted it’s report to Chairman Railway Board on 12.06.2015. This report has already created panic amongst Railwaymen and passengers. AIRF has already taken decision to oppose this report and decided to observe protest week staring on 23rd of June and ending with Black day on 30.06.2015.

AIRF to observe Black Day on 30th of June, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi-12th June 2015

Dr. Bibek Debroy Committee Report is a clear roadmap for privatization of Indian Railways. This was stated here by Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF).

Shri Mishra further stated that the suggestions given by the Committee will endanger the Railway Safety and It will also increase financial burden on Indian Railways. The Report is quite unworkable and will be against 95 percent of Rail users of this country, who travels in general & sleeper classes.

Shri Mishra further hoped that keeping in mind its wider ramifications particularly on the comman man , government may not implement it.

Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra further mentioned that AIRF has decided to organize 23rd June to 30th June , 2015 as campaign week. AIRF has also given Clarion call to organize Black Day on 30th June 2015 throughout Indian Railway by wearing black badge and organizing Mass Meetings in the Ist phase of its agitation. In 2nd phase Rail users will also be involved and the movement will be made “Jan Andolan”.

Source: AIRF

Ramzan Ifter – Muslim Railway employees may be allowed to leave office early – Railway Board order

Ramzan Ifter – Muslim Railway employees may be allowed to leave office early – Railway Board order

Relief for Muslim Employees observing fast during Ramzan month & traveling long distances for IFTAR
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2015/G/35/1
Dated : 15.06.2015
CIRCULAR

During the Holy month of Ramzan, the time of Iftar coincides with setting of the sun, which takes place quite early.
It has, therefore, been decided that those Muslim Railway employees who observe fast and are required to tavel a long distance to their residence for Iftar, may be allowed to leave office early wherever feasible.
sd/-
(P.S.Meena)
Director (General Admn.)
Railway Board
To,
All Officers/branches in Railway Board’s Office.
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Source: NFIR

Bihar government mulling to make wearing khadi mandatory for government employees

Bihar government mulling to make wearing khadi mandatory for government employees

Patna: Bihar government is mulling to make wearing khadi clothes mandatory at least twice a week for government employees to encourage greater use of the hand-spun fabric and to boost production and employment among youths.

An order to this effect has been issued to heads of all the state government departments.
Bihar Industries Minister Shyam Rajak told PTI that a proposal to make wearing khadi at least two days a week for state government officials was mooted by his department.
As khadi was the symbol of the country’s Independence, encouraging greater use of the hand-spun fabric in the state was aimed at promoting high ideals, Rajak said.

Besides, greater use of khadi would promote production and would boost employment among youths, he said counting virtues of the decision.

Asked if promotion of khadi was aimed at countering publicity of yoga by BJP, Rajak said two streams of ideology was flowing in the country today — one is of Gandhiji and the other of Nathuram Godse.
“While we aim to promote high ideals of Mahatama Gandhi, the BJP is for encouraging the beliefs of Godse, the killer of the Father of the Nation,” he said.

Celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21 is snowballing into a major political event in Bihar which is all set to witness Assembly poll in September-October this year.

BJP President Amit Shah is coming to Patna to attend yoga session on Sunday at Moin-Ul-Haque stadium.

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