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This Common Man's Budget ?

Once again, the Budget presented by the Finance minister brings extreme price rise coupled with Unemployment and billions of citizens of the country will have more pains instead of any relief. Common man has been heavily disappointed by the Diesel/Petrol price rise.
Mute point is what this Budget brings to those 45 crore people of the country who earn less than Rs. 60/- a day. Or for those who live on meager 20/- per day wages as per Arjun Sen Gupta. Or for those 38% people of our country who are living on below poverty line.
There appears nothing for Govt. employees which can save their from heavy taxation. This budget has given nothing to Unorganized labour sector, marginal poor farmers except making their life more miserable by imposing increased taxes. Not only  this certainly put Railways in huge trouble. Which has so far been the only hope of common man.
This budget happens to be the budget of a few specific people and certainly not the budget of common man as has been continuously pretended by the Govt. Budget appears mainly favouring corporate sector and rich people. We are of the view that the Budget has no direction, target or aim.
Rail Budget, on the contrary has given much relief to common man by “no increase” in fare and freight. Most welcoming are the announcements increased assistance to Railway Workers children’s education and health care along with those voluntary retirees of “Safety” category upto grade pay of Rs. 1800/- getting the opportunity of absorbing his child in Railway Service. Yet another fantastic announcement of arranging one dwelling unit to each Rly. Employee within 10 years has thrilled the Rail worker. AIRF takes pride in contributing a lot on such welfare planning. Railway Minister has denied any privatization move but the sight of PPP stream  of activities every where is certainly a matter of grave concern.
Passing of Women Reservation Billl by Rajya Sabha will certainly take the country towards new direction.
On 5th March, 2010, all the Central Labour Organisations, exhibiting solidarity and Unity undertook SATYAGRAH and JAIL BHARO MOVEMENT. This is certainly a ray of hope to labour class of the country we hope to continue this struggle with more and more vigour and courage.

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

General Secretary/AIRF

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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.