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Railways set up committee to overhaul training process

As part of its modernisation process, Railways have set up a committee to overhaul training methodologies for its officers to raise their efficiency level.

The four-member committee, comprising adviser of Railway Board as its chairman and three executive directors from different departments, is expected to submit its report within 45 days, a senior Railway Ministry official told a news agency.

“They will evaluate the training needs of probationers of Indian Railways keeping in view the changing environment in the transport sector and initiation of a vibrant new culture in governance,” he said.

The Railways is currently in the midst of modernising its resources and plans to pump in crores of rupees for Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project among other ambitious schemes.

Railways felt the existing training pedagogies, which has remained the same for long, was inadequate and lagging behind the advancements that have taken place over the years, the officer said.

New entrants are provided training at the Railway Staff College in Vadodara to help them understand the nuances of railway operations.

The committee would further review the content and duration of the training module keeping in view the evolving learning methodology prevalent in the corporate sector, PSUs and other civil services, the official said.

Railways have already involved its frontline staff in short-term capsule programme that focussed on making the staff more passenger-friendly.

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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.