Railways has asked the state government to stop collecting power plates and power meters as it has not been given a clear roadmap on when it will get the money.
The Railways was facing pressure from the Centre over its failure to get the power to meet the demands of the railway workers.
The Centre has directed the Railways to issue an order on Monday and on Tuesday to collect power plates from the state and to provide them to the railway stations for free.
The move comes after the state had asked the Rail Minister to make a clear schedule for collecting power plate and meter from the rail workers.
The Railway Board, which administers the state, had submitted a detailed report on the matter to the Centre in February.
In March, the Centre had said the state should be able to collect the money within three months.
The Railways had said it would not be able till it gets the money from the central government.
The state government has asked for Rs 4,200 crore, which is Rs 2,000 crore less than the original proposal.