In a statement issued to the media, WRMS general secretary JG Mahurkar said the report of the Pay Commission is disappointing as far as 14 lakh railway men are concerned, as it has only benefited the employees of higher salary slabs. “The group D staff of railway has been recommended a meagre salary of Rs 5,740 when they should have been considered for allocation of Rs 10,000,” he said.
Terming the Commission’s “claim” of wage revision of 40 percent a “farce”, he said: “The actual wage revision is 24 per cent for Group D employees and 28 per cent for Group C employees, whereas this wage rise is to the tune of 55 per cent for officers belonging to the All India Services.”
He went on to say that the running staff- drivers, guards, assistant drivers- “who are the backbone of the system” were also not happy with the report. “The Pay Commission has also failed to recommend anything to the government regarding wage revision in future,” he added.