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Feedback on the meeting held with the Member Staff, Railway Board

No.AIRF/24(C)                                        Dated: May 23, 2011

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Feedback on the meeting held with the Member Staff, Railway Board

In the meeting held today, i.e. on 23rd May, 2011, between the undersigned and Member Staff, Railway Board, wherein Adviser(IR), EDPC-I and EDF(E) were also present, the following deliberations were made on some of AIRF’s demands for which “All India Protest Day” was observed on 18th May, 2011 all over the Indian Railways :-

1. Payment of arrears of Overtime w.e.f. 1.1.2006 – Orders to this effect have already been issued.
2. Settlement of pensionery dues to Construction Organization Staff on last pay drawn – It was ensured that necessary orders will be issued in a day or two.
3. Arrears to Running Staff w.e.f. 1.1.2006 , improvement in the rate of ALK and 25% enhancement in Mileage Allowance – This issue will be discussed after collecting necessary data on 8th June, 2011.
4. Filling-up of vacancies – Efforts are on and 16,000 vacancies in GP Rs.1800 have been filled-up by Ex-servicemen. Efforts are on for further recruitment of 47,000 employees in GP Rs.1800. It is expected that a panel of 30,000 group `C’ staff will be available by the end of July, 2011. I insisted that even then there will be large number of vacancies. It was agreed that, to fill-up remaining vacancies in group `C’, possibilities for conducting GDCE will be explored.
5. Recruitment of Substitutes – The issue of recruitment of Substitutes was also discussed but remained inconclusive.

6. Anomalies Various anomalies referred to MoF will be pursued by the Railway Ministry(Railway Board) and the outcome will be made available to the Federation shortly.

7. Constitution of High Powered Committee – Constitution of High Powered Committee to review duty hours of Running and Safety Categories Staff has already approved by Hon’ble MR and is under process of notification.
8. Joint Committee on Trackmen(Gangmen) – Meeting of the Joint Committee on Trackmen(Gangmen) is already fixed for 2nd June, 2011 and hope, recommendations of the said
committee will be finalized in this meeting.
9. Cadre Restructuring – Process of cadre restructuring has started on 20.5.2011, and the same will be progressed further.
10. LARSGESS – Member Staff agreed to review appointment of the wards of the Railwaymen under LARSGESS like compassionate ground appointment, and for that, further action will be taken in consultation with Zonal Railways.
11. Absorption of quasi-administrative offices staff in the Railways – Member Staff agreed to pursue the matter further.
Hopefully, inconclusive meeting of the DC/JCM will take place on 3rd June, 2011.

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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

NRMU 4 you

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.