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20/02/2010

Indian Railways to set up IIT-KGP’s largest research centre

Indian Rlys to set up IIT-KGP’s largest research centre

The Indian Railways will set up IIT-Kharagpur’s (IIT-KGP) largest research and development (R&D) centre. The investment may exceed Rs 120 crore.

Currently, the largest R&D centre at the institute is with the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), towards setting-up an energy park over a five-year period beginning 2007. The estimated cost of this project is close to Rs 100 crore.

Union Railway minister Mamata Banerjee recently said the Railways will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT-Kharagpur on February 13 to rope in students of the institute for research work involving her ministry. Officials at IIT-Kharagpur, however, point out that the establishment of a R&D centre would be central to the arrangement.

“The Indian Railways will set up an R&D centre at the IIT Kharagpur campus. The MoU to this effect is also for a long-term framework for advanced training for railway staffs,” an official said on condition of anonymity.

When contacted, P P Chakraborty, dean – sponsored research and industrial consultancy, IIT-Kharagpur, confirmed the development but refused to share further details.

IIT-K is expected to carry out research on behalf of the Indian Railways on areas like equipment, manufacturing and technology upgradation for building a modern rail eco-system.

The Railways is also looking at sponsored research and staff training in collaboration with IIT-Kharagpur.

Last year, Banerjee had said that the Railways intended on forging a stronger relationship with instituions such as IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Kanpur. Currently, almost all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) handle sponsored research projects for Indian Railways.

But IIT-Kharagpur would be the first to partner for a dedicated R&D centre.

During the 2008-09, IIT Kharagpur received 167 research projects from the government, private and international funding agencies for a total value of Rs 158 crore and 142 consultancy projects worth Rs 13 crore, aggregating to a total of 309 projects for Rs 171 crore.

This is a record for the institute. Over 60 per cent of the funds have come from the industries in India and abroad.

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/indian-railways-to-setiit-kgp%5Cs-largest-research-centre/385376/

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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

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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.