Ahead of railway budget, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday pitched for recruiting coolies from stations across the country into group ‘D’ of rail services and offering pensions to them.
“We urge Railway Minister (Suresh Prabhu) to incorporate coolies, who serve people, in group D, offer them pensions, housing facilities and free health check-up among other facilities. We will strive to see their demands are fulfilled,” Paswan said.
The Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister made the statement while addressing a gathering of coolies associated with Jan Shakti Mazdoor Sabha at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday.
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