Demands of Train Ticket Examiners (TTEs) in Railways – Reasons for not considering TTEs as Running Staff – Rajya Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 580
ANSWERED ON 05.02.2021
DEMANDS OF TTEs IN RAILWAYS
580. SHRI M. SHANMUGAM:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) whether the demands of Train Ticket Examiners (TTEs) are pending in the Ministry for consideration;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the reasons for not considering TTEs as “running staff” when they are working for more than ten hours, against [LO Convention; and
(d) whether any meeting is being held with trade unions for resolving the genuine problems and fulfilling the demands of TTEs and if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMERCE & INDUSTRY AND
CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The demand for considering Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff was received from IRTCSO (Indian Railway Ticket Checking Staff Organization) and many Hon’ble Members of Parliament.
(c): A committee to examine the demand for consideration of Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff has been constituted.
(d): Meetings with the Federations are held from time to time. The issues brought forward during the meetings are noted for taking necessary action and the Federations are informed of the progress made on such issues. It is a continuous and ongoing process.
Source: Rajya Sabha