Chandigarh, July29-Conference of employees of Food corporation of India under the banner of Food corporation of India General Staff Union Regd.No 13New Delhi, held today in Rajasthan Bhawan,Sector-33 Chandigarh Shri S P S Sibia MLA Sangrur was chief guest at the Regional conference and addressed the delegates Union and congratulated on the occasion of first Regional conference. In the conference following important points were discussed under the chairmanships of Shri Ramesh Rana all india president. The subsidy of FCI is being increased due to the wrong policies of FCI higher management i.e. storage of food grains,late disposal of food grains, unscientific storage of wheat by state Agencies, purchase of poor quality of polythene covers,gunny bales.FCI employees wanted to reduce the burden of subsidy. FCI General Staff Union particularly have the solution on this issue. Loading of food grains in BCN HL rakes (58) should be stopped immediately. In these rakes chances of transit losses, loading /unloading problems are there. Railway has given only 9 hours free time for 58 wagons also where as 9 are hours times is only for 42 wagons. Clear RR should be obtained from the railway to cub the Transit losses. Since inception of FCI no storage loss norms were fixed by the management and employees are being penalized for their no fault.
FCI is suffering heavy losses due to storage of wheat by state agencies in unscientific katcha/field and even no proper care is being taken by the agencies and only lower rung officials are being held responsible for these lapses no higher level officer of management is being held responsible for non implementation of correct policies. Railway is collecting daily crores of rupees from FCI as freight charges but no facilities like sheds, drinking waters, lights proper roads are being provided and employees are the most sufferer for lack of these necessities. No overtime payment is being given to the employees who are working round the clock for loading of food grains where as labours is being paid overtime for the loading of food grains round the clock. All compassionate ground appointments should be cleared as one time settlement to meet the demands of deceased families.
Fringe benefits to category III-IV employees should be given at par with category I-II officers. Recruitment of category of IV employees such as watchmen peon should be made immediately at present there is heavy shortage of class IV staff in FCI. 5 days week should be also be restored at Regional office/District office at par with Hqrs/Zonal office. All selection grades/DCRG pending cases should be cleared on war footing. The promotion of category III should be considered as there is shortage of manager (depot) in the field and category III is performing dual duty without any benefits. The casual workers servings in regional office Punjab for the last many years should be regularized on priority.
The state committee of the General Staff Union has been elected Shri Rajinder Pal Singh Phalu ( president), Karam Pal State secretary Jarnail Singh Treasure, Jagjiwan Singh vice president,DR Meena State vice president,Shri Mohinder Singh Adviser Shri Vinod Chandra Legal adviser,Shri Ramesh Rana Legal adviser.