Reimbursement of Shoe Allowance to the Track Maintainer-NFIR
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDIAN RAILWAYMEN
(Affiliated to Indian National Trade Union Congress.)
(Affiliated to International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) London)
3. CHELMSFORD ROAD. NEW DELHI - 110 055
NO IV/Committee/Trackmen 2010 pt 2
The Secretary (E),
Sub - Issues related to Package & Career Progression of Track Maintainer — Recommendations of the Joint Committee — Reimbursement of Shoe Allowance to the Track Maintainer @900/- per annum.,— reg.
Ref:- Railway Board's letter no E(IW)2012/UN-1/5 dated 20/09/2012.
The Railway Board while implementing recommendations of the Joint Committee as contained ln pare 11.2 (II)of the report had mentioned reimbursement , Shoe Allowance vide item( e) of para 1 of Boards letter dated 20/09/2012 referred to above. Relevant extract of the instructions of Railway Board is reproduced below.
"Two pairs of shoes will now a form apart of the uniform of the Trackmen and hence they may be reimbursed 900 p.a. However, the reimbursement is subject to the actual procurement of shoes and submission of receipt thereof. As such , the reimbursement should be given upto twice a year @450 per reimbursement"
2. The . NFIR has been receiving complaints from Track Maintainers (Trackmen) working on the Indian Railways about the difficulties experienced in receiving reimbursement amount towards Shoe Allowance because of financial hardships. The grievance of the Track Maintainers (Trackrnen) can be resolved if a sum of 900/- Per annum is Paid to the Track maintainers (Trackmen. in cash in advance to effect procurement of shoes.. The receipt ther of may be allowed to be submitted by the individual Track Maintainer (Trackmen) to the administration within the subsequent period of 6 to 8 weeks.. This little dispensation will be of great help to the Track Maintainer and will avoid financial hardship
.NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider and issue modified instructions accordingly
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