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Shri S.B. Ghosh Dastidar honoured with Padmshri Award

Born on 1ST April 1947, Shri S.B. Ghosh Dastidar, graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, Kolkata. He joined Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) in 1969. Prior to joining as Member Traffic/Railway Board & ex-officio Secretary to Government of India, he was General Manager of Central Railway.

An officer of varied experience, Shri Ghosh Dastidar held various key positions on different Zonal Railways. He has worked as Chief Freight Transportation Manager, South Eastern Railway; Divisional Railway Manager of Bilaspur Division on the South East Central Railway and Chief Operations Manager of South Central Railway. Before assuming the charge of General Manager, Central Railway, he was holding the post of Additional Member Traffic in Railway Board.

Though a Mechanical Engineer, he has rich experience on working of different Departments and his specialization includes Operations, Commercial, Safety, besides General Management.

He had been on deputation to Jordan Railways as “Traffic Adviser” to Aqba Railway Corporation. Had his higher studies in “Transport Management & Multi Modal Operations” from the School of Merit Studies, UK. He was the Leader of the Indian Delegation for renewal of the “Samjhauta Express” and freight operations between India and Pakistan.

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25

Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974

Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.

6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:

6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:

6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.

Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.

(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.

(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.

(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below

Age Group PME Due

Age 00-45 every 4yrs

Age 45-55 every 2yrs

Age 55-60 every year
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.