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30/06/2011

OT Arrears wef 1.1.2006 Award of Rs 300 Crores to Railwaymen by AIRF

OT Arrears wef 1.1.2006 One more Historical Victory for All India Railwaymen’s Federation…

OFFICIAL ORGAN OF ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN’S FEDERATION

Editorial

ONE MORE HISTORICAL VICTORY FOR A.I.R.F.

Payment of Overtime Allowance to the Railwaymen for the
period from January 2006 to 31st August. 2008 was being
demanded by AIRF for payment without any delay. In the
meantime meeting of Departmental Council/JCM was fixed
for 4th and 5th May, 2011.
In accordance with our pre determined policy, we had
already intimated that we want payment of Overtime
Allowance orders from Railway Board before this JCM
meeting. Even after that meeting on May 4th was
Conducted in the absence of Member Staff and once more
we clarified that Overtime Allowance, is not aims that
Government would give at Its own but a well deserved hard
earned wages of employees and has to be given.
We will attend meetings only after these payments
otherwise, we will boycott the meeting. On 5th of May when
Member Staff expressed his inability to Issue orders of
Overtime allowance on the same day, we decided not to
attend JCM any more and remained out and told MS that
meeting will be attended by us after we receive a copy of
Overtime Allowance orders.
Immediately we held Standing Committee meeting and
resolved to hold demonstration and meetings at all GM’s,
DRM’s Offices and in all the Production Units on 18.5.2011.
It became a huge success with the participation of about 1
lac rail workers in the demonstration.
Railway Board were uneasy on our boycotting the JCM and
on the other hand exceptional solidarity shown by
Railwaymen on 18.5.2011 worked like magic and the same
story Railway Board who would always pretend “To be the
case under consideration, we are looking into, condition are
not well” etc. were forced to issue orders on the subject on 20th May, 2011.
This would benefit Railwaymen to the extent of a huge
Rs.300 crores which Is heavily substantial. The credit for this
goes to the aggressive style of union’s working which
resulted in a win for Rail employees. Not only this, now the
orders for calculating pensionery benefits @ 50% of last pay
drawn for Railway workers retiring from Construction
Organisatlons of Railways are also likely to be issued shortly.
Construction workers will get immensly benefited from this.
Not only this, arrears to Running Staff, improved mileage
allowance with 25% increase are the proposals that Railway
Board would discuss in our next early meetings. Cadre
restructuring along with recruitment of substitute has also
started w.e.f. 20.5.2011. On 25.5.2011, committee has
been formed for Running and Safety category employees.
Member Staff also assured your federation to solve each
and every issue after proper discussion.
The mute point is, why should Railway Board adapt dilly —
dallying tactics every time. It is Railway Board which
provides opportunities to us for waging struggles against
them. In the coming week from 20th June to 24th June
2011, after boycotting the due meetings, and spearheading
noisy movements against Railway Board and Finance
ministry if we are able to repeat the history of our activities
of 18th May 2011 once again, then I am very sure, not only
Railway Board & Finance Ministry but also Govt. of India
would heed to our demands.
We have to do this and exhibit our solidarity and unity.
Remember the JPs great slogan — “No begging only
struggle - greater Struggle now”.
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mlshra)
Source : AIRF
[http://airfindia.com/Editorials/Editorial%20June
%202011.pdf]

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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
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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.