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Working Conditions

Indian Railways is one of the largest employer of the country. Working conditions of Railway staff and job profile of different categories of Railway staff differ greatly.

Job Profile of Staff and Welfare Inspector (Personnel Inspector)

Staff and Welfare Inspector is a supervisory job in Personnel department of Railways. He will be working under Personnel Officer (APO/DPO/SPO) and can be posted either in Divisional/Zonal Headquarters or in Production Units/Workshops.

Duties of Staff and Welfare

The Payment of Wages Act 1936

 

Industrial Disputes Act 1947

Objectives of the Act

  • Investigation and settlement of Industrial Disputes.
  • Smooth working of the Industries.
  • Well being of workers.
  • Promotion of the growth of industries.
  • Promotion of cordial relationship between

Ø  Employer – Employee

Ø  Employee – Employee and

Ø  Employer – Employer

Definitions

Period of absence of Railway employees sent for Periodical Medical Examination (PME)

 

Job profile of Telecom Maintainer (TCM)

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Job Profile of Trains Clerk (TNC)

  • Job profile: Job of Train Clerk include checking the number of wagons and coaches in Railway yard, preparing train documents like Vehicle Guidance(VG), feeding these information in railway network terminals, giving and receiving information from control regarding train working, maintenance of registers related with working of trains etc.

Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923

  • Formerly WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION ACT (WCA) 1923
  • ECA is an act, which safeguards certain classes of employees against the risk in employment and payment of compensation for injuries sustained by them in accidents.

Objectives

Workers Participation in Management of Railways

Workers Participation in Management

Whitely Committee in UK during 1917 has recommended that workers should be given opportunity to participate in the discussion for -  

Industrial relations in railways

Budget Speech 2012-13

I assign highest importance to continuance of healthy and harmonious tradition of industrial relations across length and breadth of Indian Railways. In recognition of the commitment of the employees to the organisation and their contribution to increasing the productivity, Indian Railways paid the Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to wages of 78 days for 2010-11.

Industrial Harmony

Trade Union movement in Indian Railways

  • With the formation and recognition of employees organization the management cannot make unilateral decisions that affect employee relationships.
  • Decisions relating to policies on employment, transfer ,promotion, training, adoption of latest technology, wages,  lay off are no longer can be determined unilaterally by the management and employees unions has to be consulted.
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