No.AIRF/29                                                                                                              Dated: July 31, 2015

The Chairman,

Railway Board,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Proposed transformation of ICF Chennai into Miniratna PSU

Reportedly, the National Productivity Council, Chennai, having been directed by the Railway Board, has prepared a theme paper on “transforming ICF Chennai into a Miniratna PSU”, that has been submitted to ICF Chennai for fulfillment of certain conditions, and to furnish some information, required to go ahead with the proposal.

It would not be out of context to mention here that, All India Railwaymen’s Federation is totally opposed to corporatization/privatization of the Railway Production Units, including ICF Chennai, as these Production Units are manufacturing all kinds of rolling stock and other important components and equipments to desired standard for the Indian Railways.

AIRF, therefore, lodges its strong protest against any such move, as this, being a very sensitive issue, having serious repercussions, leading to industrial unrest, as such, needs to be discussed threadbare with the Organized Labour before taking any further decision in the matter.


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