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12/07/2009

Garib Rath likely to be renamed

The Times of India

Garib Rath likely to be renamed


PATNA: Will former railway minister Lalu Prasad's dream train, Garib Rath, be rechristened? If sources are to be believed, senior railway
officials are holding parleys with railway minister Mamata Banerjee in this connection. The Railway Board will take any decision about it only after getting go ahead from her.
Mamata's silence over the issue of running more Garib Raths, as announced earlier by Lalu, seems to have dropped enough hint that she was not going to announce any more Garib Rath on different routes. Lalu had promised to run Garib Rath on Sitamarhi-Delhi and Darbhanga-Jammu Tawi routes to cater to the needs of the common passengers from Bihar.
A board official, however, denied any such move right now. He said the Garib Rath has cent per cent occupancy rate yielding impressive revenue to the railways.
According to sources, the fully air conditioned Garib Rath, which was introduced on different routes under East Central Railway (ECR), has been generating a record earning for the railways. It was first introduced on the Saharsa-Amritsar route on October 4, 2006, followed by its run on Patna-Delhi, Patna-Kolkata, Jainagar-Delhi via Patna and Bapudham Motihari-Varanasi. However, contrary to its nomenclature, it was mostly elite passengers who benefited from the Garib Rath, sources said.
The Garib Rath, which was introduced with definite objectives, has the capacity to earn about Rs 10 to 14 lakh on each single journey, particularly on the Patna-Delhi route. Lalu, accordingly, introduced more Garib Rath trains on the Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Ahmedabad and many other routes.
During his tenure, about 20 odd Garib Rath trains were introduced across the country, sources said.
A journey by this train from Patna to Delhi costs about Rs 578 in AC-3 to a passenger as against Rs 900 by other trains. But, how many poor people (garibs) are travelling by Garib Rath, asked a passenger. He claimed that the Jansadhran Express, which was introduced by Nitish Kumar as the railway minister, is popular among poor passengers.

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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.