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Com. S.G. Mishra raised burning issues with Railway Board.

No.AIRF/24(C)                                     Dated: October 1, 2010


Shri V.N. Tripathi,

Member Staff,

Railway Board,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Burning problems of the Railwaymen

The following are the burning issues related to the Railwaymen. Though these have been raised by us many a times but these are still unresolved. There is an urgent need to resolve the same at an early date to keep better industrial relations.

  • (i) Settle the issue of entitlement of Privilege Pass at an early date
  • (ii) Absorb the staff working in the quasi-administrative offices in the Railways
  • (iii) Recruit wards of Railway employees in the Railways
  • (iv) Stop indiscriminate surrendering of posts.
  • (v) Creation of additional posts for additional works.
  • (vi) Filling-up of vacancies
  • (vii) Appoint High Powered Committee to review duty hours of Running and Safety categories staff
  • (viii) Early payment of arrears of Running Allowance
  • (ix) Improve rates of Running Allowance
  • (x) Exemption of all the allowances from the purview of Income Tax
  • (xi) Remove anomalies of the VI CPC early.
  • (xii) Early implementation of 15% upgradation of apex grade Supervisors/Sr. Section Engineers in Gazetted Cadre and also grant them GP Rs.4800.
  • (xiii) Poor maintenance of railway staff quarters, roads, sewage system and proper supply of water and electricity.
  • (xiv) Stop outsourcing/off-loading of perennial nature works.

Yours faithfully,


(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

General Secretary


Copy to: Shri P.K. Sharma, Addl. Member(Staff), Shri A.K. Nigam, Adviser(IR), Railway Board, New Delhi. They are requested to do the needful please.

Copy to: General Secretaries, all affiliated unions – for information.

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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.