Nagpur: Even because the Nagpur railway station coolies should not prepared to simply accept entry of a personal firm into baggage lifting enterprise, the Central Railway Nagpur has proven readiness to amend the work order after intervention by NGO ‘Collectively We Can’ that has taken up cudgels for the 147-odd porters.
The group of NGO consisting of Anasuya Kale Chhabrani, Joseph George, and Ashish Nagpure met the senior divisional business supervisor (SrDCM) Krishnath Patil on Wednesday and picked up holes within the work order launched to nominate Bookbaggage.com India Pvt Ltd, Gurugram.
The Collectively We Can chief George mentioned, “We advised the railway officers coolies is not going to settle for any fee from the non-public agency. It would merely rob them of their standing as quasi railway staff. Coolies ought to receives a commission for his or her work by the passengers immediately.”
The work order additionally doesn’t point out something in regards to the security of bags as to who could be accountable in case of theft and mismanagement. “The railway officers have been able to amend the work order indicating the settlement with the non-public firm was accomplished in a haste. The Central Railway ought to have invited bids from native events too earlier than taking a choice,” mentioned George.
He added as per the Railway Board pointers on ‘Modern Concepts Scheme’, firstly such initiatives needs to be carried out with its personal manpower or by means of railway public sector or outdoors company like NGOs, self-help teams (SHGs) and cooperative societies. “The railway determination might be challenged quickly,” mentioned George.