Railway Employees Group C, Group d Salary Hike
UNION Minister for Railway M Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said that there will be salary hike and promotion for "C and 'D' group employees in the Department. 'Since last 20 to 30 years "C and "D" group of employees were working without hike. lilts time they will be paid revised salary and the hike would be between Rs 10.000 to Rs 20.000.' he added. Addressing a press conference here, he said that by this hike the department has to bear additional burden of Rs 16.000 crorc. The Minister also announced hike in annual bonus to 78 days from 73 days to employees and this would burden about Rs 700 crore to Rs 800 crore to the department He said that both the above proposals have been cleared by the Finance Department.
Kharge said henceforth the examination for recruitment in Railways would be held simultaneously in all the six zones and the candidate can write one paper in the regional language. He said there are 66,000 vacancies in the rail way department. Earlier each zone use to hold examination independently and a candidate could have written in ail the six zones since exams were held on different dates.
Kharge said that three new lines, which are under various stages in Karnataka. will be completed within next 45 days and it includes Bidar-Humanabad. Kadur-Chikkamagalur and Chikkaballapur-Kolar.