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10/07/2010

Prevent accidental falls from trains: HC to Railways

Prevent accidental falls from trains: HC to Railways

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of the High Court has directed the Railways to take such preventive measures as may be helpful in checking accidents during journey. The court directed the Railways to do something to close the doors whenever the train leaves the platform and to open them on the next stoppage by adopting manual or mechanical recourse.

A division bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Satish Chandra expressed displeasure that passengers often fall from trains because of open doors and due to overcrowding in the compartments. The passengers, due to over rush or mismanagement of the Railways, are compelled to stand near the gate and on account of jerks in the train, they fall down from the door, noticed the bench and expected that such situation should be checked.

It is the duty of the Railways to ensure safety and security of the human life otherwise any loss to life will increase burden on it to pay compensation.

The order came from the bench while dismissing a first appeal filed by Railways against an order of the Railway Tribunal, whereby it had awarded compensation to the dependent of Bhola. He boarded Vaishali Express at Gorakhpour Railway station for New Delhi on September 10, 1999. As the train reached between Ferozabad and Madaankorar Railway stations, Bhola fell from the train and died on account of injuries sustained by him in front of his father Laxmi Singh and one Subhash Chandra.

On a petition of Laxmi Singh, the Tribunal found the Railways negligent and awarded compensation to the father. The railways pleaded in the HC that it was not an accident but Bhola fell because of his own fault. The court ruled that the Railways could not bring anything on record to indicate that the deceased had fallen down from the train for his own fault.

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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.