Railways to offer AC travel facility for gangmen
New Delhi, Jan 6 (PTI) Reaching out to its frontline staff like the gangmen and khalasi, Railways have decided to extend AC travel facility to them with their family once a year.
“Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has provided this as a new year bonanza for all railway employees based on new pay structure under the Sixth Central Pay Commission,” said a statement issued by the Railways.
The statement said the move will provide “tremendous motivation” to all levels of employees particularly those working in lower grades.
Railwaymen in lower grade pay (Group D) were earlier not entitled to travel in AC classes.
However, with this latest decision, employees like gangmen and khalasi etc who work day and night to provide safe train journey, will have the facility to travel with their family in 3AC class, the statement said.