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25/06/2009

Tatkal scheme bags Rs 356-cr profit- It is actually an official racket.

Tatkal scheme bags Rs 356-cr profit- It is actually an official racket.

New Delhi, Dec 15: Railways has made a profit of more than Rs 300
crore alone from its Tatkal scheme of passengers reservation this
year.

"The Railways earned Rs 356 crore from its Tatkal scheme this year
(October 2008). The profit is expected to go up," a senior ministry
official said.

The Tatkal (immediate) scheme of reservation was launched by
Railways a couple of years back. Under the scheme, passengers can
book their tickets five days in advance from the date of boarding by
paying additional charges.

In 2006-07, railways earned a Rs 207-crore profit as compared to Rs
396 crore in 2007-08 from the scheme. According to officials, Tatkal
booking opens at 8 am on five days before of actual date of journey
excluding date of the journey.

The ministry, apparently happy with the outcome of the scheme is
also planning to make service more user-friendly.

"The ministry is also considering to extend the number of counters
which issue Tatkal tickets, at major stations. It is also
considering to open such counters at different other locations," the
official said.

The Railway has recently relaxed proof of identity of the passenger
seeking reservation under Tatkal scheme neither at the time of
booking nor during the journey.

For tickets booked through the internet using railways website or
private portals, a passenger has to carry one of the five identity
proofs authorised by the railways ministry while travelling, he said.

Article Source:http://www.centralchronicle.com/20081216/1612164.htm

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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
Details:-
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
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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.