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Earmarking of Seat/Berth for A.C. Escorting Staff – Reg.

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The Indian Railways has started operation of 200 number of trains from 1st June, 2020 across the country. A limited number of trains are having A.C. Coaches also, for which Escorting Staff are booked to escort these trains for maintenance of A.C. Coaches…..

No.AIRF/24(C) Dated: June 13, 2020

The Member Traffic,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Earmarking of Seat/Berth for A.C. Escorting Staff – Reg.

The Indian Railways has started operation of 200 number of trains from 1st June, 2020 across the country. A limited number of trains are having A.C. Coaches also, for which Escorting Staff are booked to escort these trains for maintenance of A.C. Coaches. Regrettably, A.C. Escorting Staff are not being provided with any earmarked Seat/Berth(proper accommodation), as such they are compelled to occupy Coach Attendant’s Bench near the toilet.

Since Coach Attendant’s Bench is located near the toilet, there is extremely bad smell in and around this Bench and passengers also pass through frequently, causing high risk of COVID-19 infection.

It would, therefore, be quite appropriate that, A.C. Escorting Staff be provided with Earmarked Seat/Berth either in A.C. Coach or alternatively in Sleeper Coach adjacent to A.C. Coaches in the train, so that, they can attend A.C. Coaches in a hassle-free manner with low risk of COVID-19 infection.

As COVID-19 Pandemic is spreading exponentially during these days, an immediate action is required to be taken, as requested above, with an intimation to this Federation(AIRF).

An urgent action in the matter is solicited.

√Copy to: General Secretaries, All Affiliated Zonal Unions – for information.

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