Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
Committees of the Indian Railway Conference Association were appointed to explore the special problems of the different railways with a view to arriving at some measure of uniformity and submitted their reports in 1925 and 1927. Thereafter officers were placed on duty to expedite matters, and an abridged memorandum on the subject was distributed on the railways last year. This memorandum contained a summary of the position in June 1930 with copies of the Act and of the proposed Rules and supplementary instructions, as well as different types of rosters, in order to give all concerned opportunities of considering the proposals. The Railway Servants Hours of Employment Rules, 1931, have now been published and are being put into effect. They provide for the limitation of hours of work and of grants of periodical rests to certain classes of railway servants, but exclude from their operation
(a) running staff, namely:ódrivers, guards and others who habitually work on running trains;
(b) watchmen, watermen, sweepers and gatekeepers whose employment may be declared to be essentially intermittent and of a specially light character;
(c) persons in positions of supervision or management or in confidential employment;
(d) persons employed in factories and mines coming within the scope of the Factories and Mines Acts.