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16/07/2010

Gateman Honoured for Averting a Rail Accident

Gateman Honoured for Averting a Rail Accident

Shri K. Madhu, a newly recruited Gateman was honoured by Shri M. S. Jayanth, General Manager, South Central Railway for exhibiting his presence of mind and alertness to avert a major rail disaster near Secundrabad yesterday i.e. on 15th July, 2010.
The incident occurred when the Gateman Shri K. Madhu, was manning the Traffic Level Crossing Gate No.44 near Raghunathapalli Railway Station (Secunderabad side) on Secunderabad-Kazipet Section at around 9 a.m. yesterday. On noticing a sizeable 44 inches Rail fracture on the Railway track (down line), the alert Gateman understood the consequences and rushed to the Station Manager, Raghunathapalli Railway Station to inform him of the same. Immediately thereafter, the Gateman noticed the fast approaching Train No.2706 Secunderabad-Guntur Intercity Express, which was supposed to pass through the fractured Rail track and rushed in its direction, waving the danger red flag and brought the train to a halt at a safe distance, thereby ensuring that a major rail disaster is averted.
In recognition of the fact that the Gateman Shri K. Madhu who just finished 21 days of service in Railways and for exhibiting his well trained skills and commitment, the General Manager presented an award of Rs.5000/- to the employee. Shri Jayanth also appreciated the fact that the Gateman was employed on South Central Railway on compassionate grounds as his father who worked as a Gangman had expired.

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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
SMLokhande





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.