New Delhi: There is a bad news for Delhi Metro Commuters for few days as the all non-executives employees of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) have decided to go on an indefinite strike from tomorrow i.e. 19-06-2018. A letter in this regard written by the General Secretary Mahaveer Parsad of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Employees Union (DMRCEU) on 14-06-2018 addressed to the Managing Director of DMRC and copy circulated to various other authorities /ministries departments.
It is pertinent to mention here that on raising voice against the pay related issues and major corruption in DMRC one of best performer metro employee was got terminated from the service illegally and two employees, who were member of staff council, were charge-sheeted. Aggrieved with the illegal and inappropriate punitive action by Delhi metro management over five thousands non-executive metro employees were started strike from 20-07-2017 and warned Delhi Metro Management to complete shut down of metro services in Delhi NCR. Taking seriousness of the issues raised by the employees a high level meeting conducted on 22nd and 23rd July of 2017 after consultation with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of Delhi and the principal adviser Dr. E. Sreedharan. The meeting was chaired by DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh and most of full time functional directors of DMRC along with staff council member were participated. In the meeting total 14 points Agenda discussed and the management given assurance to the employees to full fill the all demands within two months of time but nothing was done by the DMRC management.The employee who got terminated illegally is roaming here and there for seeking appropriate justice in the courts of laws and facing a lot of problems to survive his life along with his family. DMRC management continuously trying to harass him and his family members.
On 8-06-2018, an email letter was written by Ravi Bhardwaz secretary staff council to the Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to resolve the issues raised in meeting of 22nd and 23rd July of 2017 and mutually agreed by the DMRC management. As no positive response received by the Managing Director of DMRC, the all non-executive employees of DMRC have decided to go on strike.
As per Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) rule prevail till now is, after completion of five years service in one Grade with satisfactory record each and every employees will promoted to next grades. Implementation of office order no. PP-2847-2017 on 2-09-2017 had brought discontinuity and inconsistency in up gradation of the scale. Now sometimes employees even stuck and do not get any up gradation in their grade even after completion of 10 years of service in DMRC.
According to the letter and statements received from DMRCEU, all non-executives employees of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will be on strike from 19-06-2018 as per schedule given below, if their demands not fulfilled by the Delhi Metro Authority.
- On 19-06-2018 all the employees of DMRC will wear black band on their hand while working at their assigned place .
- On 25-06-2018 all the employees of DMRC will sit at the platforms of metro stations, depots, work places, and start strike by boycotting Rest room, and their lunch time .
- On 30-06-20118 if the appropriate solution is not taken by DMRC in employees favour then they will completely close the work tool down.
“The employees of DMRC are not feeling secure and facing job security issues every time. The behavior of Delhi Metro Management towards the non-executive employees is not up to the mark as the DMRC claims itself as a world class organisation. Every time the management of DMRC trying to cheat with its employees. The senior officers of DMRC are indulge in corrupt activities and looting the foreign funds received by DMRC in account of project works” , said Mahaveer Parsad General secretary Delhi Metro Rail Corporation employees union while interacting with the Metro Rail News team.
“The employees of DMRC are not feeling secure and facing job security issues every time. The behavior of Delhi Metro Management towards the non-executive employees is not up to the mark as the DMRC claims itself as a world class organisation. Every time the management of DMRC trying to cheat with its employees. The senior officers of DMRC are indulge in corrupt activities and looting the foreign funds received by DMRC in account of project works”, said Mahaveer Parsad General secretary Delhi Metro Rail Corporation employees union while interacting with the Metro Rail News team.
This is not the first time Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC) employees are facing problem with salary hike, since January 2007. On 22-07-2017 DMRC non-executive staff including maintenance staff, station controller, Train operators etc gathered at Yamuna Bank Metro station.
Presently there is over 11,000 non-executive employees are working in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in various departments (operations, maintenance and projects). If the employees get succeed in their planned strike millions of commuters of Delhi Metro will get affected.