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No Privatization of Indian Railways: Railway Minister

No Privatization of Indian Railways: Railway Minister

No Privatization of Indian Railways: Mamata Consultative Committee Meeting of Ministry of Railways held
The Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee has reiterated that there will be no privatization of Indian Railways. She gave this assurance to the nation while addressing the Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament for the Ministry of Railways, here today. Speaking on the subject of the today’s meeting namely, “Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Railways”, she said that PPP route will be utilized to create more infrastructure, more assets and more employment.
She said that there are many socially desirable railway projects which are not being implemented because of the shortage of funds. She said that PPP is an instrument of mobilization of increased revenue from new business opportunities for investment in infrastructure. She said that there is a need to adopt new vision and new thinking for the development of Indian Railways and these have been outlined in the ‘Indian Railways Vision 2020’ document released by her. She said that commercial utilization of railway land, not required for immediate railway operations, can be and is being adopted to set up manufacturing facilities for locos, coaches, and components as also for hospitals, medical colleges and training institutions.
The Railway Minister further said that Railway Employees Unions are regularly involved and consulted in major decision making process. She emphatically said that care is taken to ensure that interests of railway employees and railway users are not only fully protected but also substantially advanced through these new initiatives. Mamata Banerjee pointed out that a single window cell is working in the Ministry of Railways under Secretary Railway Board to receive, process and monitor PPP proposals.
On the directions of the Railway Minister, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Vivek Sahai, in the beginning, outlined the PPP strategy of Indian Railways. Shri Sahai informed that the PPP proposals received by the Railways are being processed and dialogues with the private players are being initiated.
The members of the Committee also gave suggestions and presented their view points at the meeting on the PPP initiatives taken by the Minister of Railways for the overall development of Railways. Some of the members suggested to further focus on basic passenger amenities.

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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.