Press Release of AIRF – Against Debroy Panel Report
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
New Delhi: 30 June 2015
Dr. Bibek Debroy Committee Report is a clear roadmap for privatization of Indian Railways. This was already stated by Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF).
Shri Mishra said that the present government is bent upon to destroy the system by allowing Corporate Houses to run the train services, charging air like erratic fare only to benefit the business houses.
The report suggested replacement of regular workers by contract labour for day-to-day operations and maintenance of trains. Thus, contract labourers, who are exploited lot, will take the place of regular railway employees.
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra said that against this report, affiliates of All India Railway Men’s Federation(AIRF) organized the “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” from 23rd to 29th June 2015 in all over Indian Railway and in this way on 30th June 2015 in all over Indian Railways, our affiliates organized a Black Day, wearing a black cloth, badges.
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra told in the next stage all the organization will also join the movement jointly and after this also if government does not take this issue seriously then the Railway employee will be compelled to march for Indefinite Strike on 23rd November, 2015 from 6:00 am and for this Govt. of India/ Railway Ministry will be responsible.