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Hijacked train released at Latehar after five-hour captivity

Latehar/Garhwa : Bowing to the fervent appeals of the passengers, who were held hostage at Hehegara railway station today, Maoists finally released the 27 UP Barakakana-Mugalsarai BDM passenger train after nearly five hours of captivity. The captors released the train, said an official refusing to elaborate on the matter.
High-level meeting was held in the state capital Ranchi to take stock of the situation ahead of tomorrow's second and final phase of election to eight Lok Sabha seats as the indefinite CPI(Maoist)- sponsored statewide bandh also began past midnight last.
Eyewitnesses present on the site, where the train was under control of about 200 armed Maoists, said the passengers made fervent pleas to the ultras, who seeing their plight, finally relented and let the train move at about 1150 hrs.
Sources said no security personnel were in and around the site except for helicopter seen hovering over for some time.
The Maoists unleashed a reign of terror during their indefinite ''Jharkhand bandh'', hijacking a passenger train at Latehar district and exploding two bombs in another railway station in Palamu district.
Ranchi : Maoists released a passenger train they had hijacked in Jharkhand's Latehar district Wednesday after a three-hour standoff, district and railway officials said. "The train has been released by Maoists and has moved from the station," Latehar District Magistrate Sarvendu Tathagat told the media persons.
"Nobody was harmed at any point of time and all passengers are safe," said A.K. Chandra, chief public relations officer (East Central Railways). The train was allowed to move at about 11.40 a.m.
The train going from Barkakana to Mughalsarai was hijacked by the militants at Hehegada railway station. Over 400 passengers were on board.

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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

NRMU 4 you

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.