Ludhiana: The railway porters and other fourth class employee’s staff did not get new summer uniforms from last two years at Ludhiana Railway Station. Moreover the female employees face more problems to wear old uniforms and have to spend their own money on them.
The porters mainly female rues that they did not receive the uniforms from the past two years from railways. In fact before two years ago, the uniforms that porter and fourth class employees received were of poor quality. As already their coats are faded all over and torn from the various places. They have requested authorities for summer uniforms now but they have not received any till date from the higher railway authorities at Ludhiana Railway Station.
They are just wearing two years old uniforms, which were not of very good quality and they have to get replaced last year only. As the porters at station rued, “We should be given new uniforms every year of both seasons as quality of the uniform which they give can just pass one season only. As we did not get uniform from two years so we got the uniform patches repair from tailors last year.”
The employees rue that after change of season they should get uniforms but they have to send reminder in the every season of the Ludhiana. The Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozepur Division, Anuj Parkash said that due to the funds shortage, the uniforms were not given to all railway employees at of Northern Region including Ludhiana Railway Station. “Even this year also there is no hope of getting both seasons new uniform in Northern Railways and we have to pass the time with the old uniforms also”, porters added.
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