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06/01/2010

Railway Large Vacancies- Safety is with grace of God

Neeraj Shrivastava
ADEN
Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:37 pm


In my section there is about 33% Gang Men vacancies at present. I have prepared age profile of working Gang Men, more than 33% gang Men are in age group of 55-60 Years & more than 85% Gang Men are in age group of 45-60 Years, only 15 % Gang Men are less than 45 Years in age group.
While round the year patrolling is being carried out, cold weather patrolling form October To March (For CC+6+2 route, Cold weather patrolling is being done below temperature Td-20), then Hot weather Patrolling 2 Months & then Monsoon Patrolling 4 months.
Due to Patrolling & vacancies & old aged Gang Men maintenance work is suffering very badly.
I think this position more or less is same in all railways, but vacancies are not filled very fast.
Situation is very much critical, after five years, if vacancies not filled up, how will be track maintained & patrolling will be done?
Why we are silent in this critical matter, which is directly related to safety?
- Neeraj Shrivastava ADEN ... 02-01-10


R. P. SAXENA
CE Plg

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:23 pm


It refresh my memory when my self as srden ckp & shri vedpal as srden adra used to do this excercise. Such situation is continuing from last 25year .Age profile was further bad & many man days were lost in managing accidents & Rail fracture . Today track conditions are much better than bad old days. when vacancies position becomes alarming , board permits the recruitment from open market. such recruitment was done in SER in year 1990 & again in 1994-95.In last few year some recruitment were done from open market . Western railway recruited about 4000 gang man against the vacancies of about 5000 . out of this 4000 , engg deptt was given 3000 trackman( and was asked to manage as they were managing with 5500 vacancies earlier) & other 1000 was given to other deptt which also had vacancies in class IV cadre . Track safety is being maintained because of machines & with grace of God
- R. P. SAXENA CE Plg ... 03-01-10

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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.