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Filing FIRs on moving train to be easier

Filing FIRs on moving train to be easier

The system, worth Rs 350 crore, will not only hold surveillance on the inflow and outflow of people to and from major stations through more than 200 control rooms, but also be an all-India helpline for passengers in distress.

“A high-level committee, which has the home secretary of Karnataka as one of the members, has been set up to suggest mechanism for filing FIRs in moving trains,” Railways Minister of State K H Muniyappa told Deccan Herald here.

Significant step

The measure is significant in the context of the rising graph of crimes, including theft on running trains. As per reports presented in Parliament, the number of crimes, including theft of passengers’ belongings, reported on running trains was 7,860 (in 2007), 7,946 (2008), 8,739 (2009) and 146 in January 2010.

Passengers are often harassed during filing of FIRs for crimes committed on moving trains as there is a clash of jurisdiction between different authorities with the law and order coming under the state government and railway security under the Railway Protection Force (RPF). And then as the train passes through several states, there may be disputes on which authority should handle the case.

“Once the committee gives its report, it will be sent to the Home Ministry, which in turn, will issue directives to the states,” said the minister, who is in charge of railway safety and security.

Elaborating on the proposed security system, which includes four features, the minister said there will be CCTV Surveillance and Intelligent Video Analysis system with alarms. It will also involve access control by building perimeter walls and setting up blocks to protect porous railway stations. X-Ray machines for personal and baggage screening will be in place like airports along with a high-tech bomb detection and disposal system.

On an average, 1,275 trains are escorted by the RPF daily, in addition to escorting of about 2,200 trains by the Government Railway Police (GRP).
As part of the process, dog squads in different zones will be augmented. Commando training will be imparted to selected RPF staff. Steps will be taken to enhance the quality and content of the training of the RPF.

Under the modernization scheme, security gadgets will be procured and the weaponry upgraded for enhancing the striking capability of the RPF. Regular coordination meetings will be held with the GRP and the state police at all levels to ensure proper registration and investigation of crime.

DH News Service


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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

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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.