AIRF strongly opposes freezing of Dearness Allowance
The General Secretary of All Indian Railway Men’s Federation and Secretary of NC/JCM (Staff side) Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra expresses his views on the arbitrary decision taken by the Central Government for freezing the dearness Allowance of Central Government Employees upto June 2021 shall not be paid is improper as the decision would demotivate the Central Government employees who are working with full commitment and honesty during the crisis (COVID-19) 24×7 days.
He told that deferment of Dearness Relief to the Central Government Pensioners for such a long period and denial
of payment upto July 2021 is amounting to treating senior citizens very unreasonably and harshly.
General Secretary Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra said that All Railway employees who are working 24×7 days during this
crisis and facing several adverse conditions and having the corona virus infection risk, and running freight trains,
parcels Trains and other special trains uninterruptedly while maintain railway assists. He told that All Railway
employees and all central Government staff already contributed his one day salary in Prime Minister National relief
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra said that I have already written a letter to Cabinet Secretary and DOPT Secretary for reviewing the decision because deferment of DA will seriously affect for financially to serving and retired Central Government employees , and I have told him that this kind of arbitrary order will demotivate the railway employees as well as central Government employees in general. DOPT Secretary assured that after lockdown period he will arrange the meeting on this issue to review and discuss in the fruitful way.
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary AIRF and Secretary NC/JCM (Staff side) appeals to the Prime Minister of India to kindly review the matter for ensuring the payment of DA and Dearness relief along with arrears to the all Railway employees and central Government staff and pensioners when pandemic is contained.