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Public spearheads CBI's war against corruption

Public spearheads CBI's war against corruption


Mumbai: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been cracking the whip on corrupt babus for the past couple of months, literally. Senior CBI officials attribute the growing number of bribe traps to an initiative taken by them, seeking greater public participation.

The CBI has publicised its telephone numbers in places like railway platforms, bus stops and market areas, encouraging the common man to speak up on corruption. And many did, particularly youngsters. They called in or sent SMSes to the sleuths if they spotted corruption, resulting in an increased number of traps.

"More than 60% of the complaints lodged in the past six months were youngsters, aged between 18 and 35 years," said a senior CBI official, requesting anonymity. Most of those tipped off the CBI about corruption by railway officials, bribes being demanded by senior-level taxmen and other government officials.

"Publicising our numbers and assuring confidentiality to the complainants boosted public faith. We are encouraged in receiving so many calls," added the officer.

In fact, two months ago, a vendor who shuttles between Mumbai and Surat was forcibly confined by the station master in Andheri as he refused to cough up a bribe of Rs6,000. He spotted the CBI number on one of the hoardings and immediately called up the agency, which then laid a trap.

On an average, the CBI receives three calls a week. After receiving tip offs, CBI teams work on them, keeping keen watch before taking appropriate actions. In the past five months, the CBI trapped some 25 corrupt officials. Officials said that the figure was high in comparison to last year, when in all 30 cases were registered.

Senior CBI officials felt that with more and more corruption cases being registered, the public's perception is slowly changing for the better.

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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.