Paswan advocates induction of porters as class IV employees

Paswan advocates induction of porters as class IV employees

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 21:53
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Paswan advocates induction of porters as class IV employees New Delhi: LJP chief and former railway minister Ram Vilas Paswan today advocated induction of porters in the Indian Railways as Class IV employees.

Supporting their demand for induction as gangmen at a porters' rally here, Paswan said working at stations, they become well-acquainted with the functioning of the railways, so they would need less training when recruited.

Recalling his tenure as railway minister, the Lok Janshakti Party leader spoke of steps taken by him for the welfare of porters like travel passes, restrooms and provision of woolens to them during winter.

He also backed their demands for job for dependents of unfit and aged porters, launch of pension and free medical schemes for them besides free education for their children.

Paswan said his party will continue to fight and will observe February 20 as "Railway Coolie Diwas".

First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 21:53
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