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Feedback on DC/JCM Meeting held on 29th June, 2011

Feedback on DC/JCM Meeting held on 29th June, 2011
2nd day DC/JCM meeting of the year 2011(scheduled to be
held on 5th May, but was boycotted by the Federations)
was held yesterday, i.e. on 29th June, 2011, when AIRF
raised the following points:

During the Preamble, AIRF raised the following issues:
(I) Filling-up of vacancies
(ii) Problems of Running Staff in respect of arrears from
1.1.2006, revision of rates of Running Allowance and
fixation of pay on promotion.
(iii) Anomalies in granting MACP.
(iv) Arbitrary orders of the Railway Board, rescinding their
earlier orders of MACP for Pharmacists.
(v) Removal of anomalies by granting GP Rs.4800 in all
streams of Group ‘C’ etc.
(vi) Upgradation of 15% group ‘C’ posts to group ‘B’.
(vii) Cadre restructuring without insisting Matching
Surrender of posts.
(viii) Restoration of promotional posts surrendered
(ix) Issue of revised PPO to the staff retired before
(x) Extension of scope for opting RELHS.
(xi) Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes at par
with serving employees.
(xii) Issue of AC Tier Pass to the Cancer Patients for
treatment and penodical check up.
(xiii) Extension of scope of LARSGESS to all other categories.
(xiv) Minimum educational qualification for compassionate
ground appointment and appointment on
LARSGESS to remain Class viii standard.

Gist of discussions took place in the meeting
Item No.1/2011: Disciplinary proceedings arising out of
Vigilance cases against Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ staff—
Separate discussion will be held with Adviser(Vig.).
Item No.2/2011: Encashment of Leave on Average Pay
(LAP) while availing Railway Passes/PTOs
Only issue of Pass will entitle, Running Staff, including LP,
ALP, Motormen, Shunter, Guard, SM/ASM for encashment
of Leave on Average Pay for 10 days.
Item No.3/2011: Denial of overtime payment to the
Supervisors(excluded) when called out in connection
with accidents/breakdowns
The issue is under consideration of the Railway Board.
Item No.4/2011: (i) Implementation of MACPS-
Anomalies, (ii) Implementation of MACPS in the
category of Sr. Supervisors/ P. Way in PB 2 with GP
Rs.4200, (iii Grant of financial upgradation to Accounts
Staff under MACP Scheme
Separate discussion will be held with the Railway Board.
Item No.5/2011: Review of working hours of Nursing
personnel working in the Railway Hospitals — Reg.
The matter is under examination.
Item No.6/2011: Revision of the rates of ex-gratia to
the surviving State Railway Provident Fund (SRPF)
(Contributory) retirees
Cabinet Note has been submitted by the Railway Board
proposing enhancement of ex-gratia.
Item No.7/2011: One time exception for granting the
benefits of GDCE
The issue was placed before the Full Board but the Full Board
did not agree to the same. It will again placed before the cull
Board for consideration.
Item No.8/2011: Demands of the AC staff of the Indian
(i) Grey Colour cloth will be suggested for pant
(ii) In respect of harassment of AC staff, separate letter has
been sent to the Zonal Railways by the Railway Board.
(iii) Washing Allowance — Under consideration.
(iv) The matter of providing berth will be processed.
Item No.9/2011: Scale of electrical fittings for staff
quarters — Provision for installing air-conditioners in
residential quarters
The issue will be processed.
Item No.10/2011: Reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy to
the employees for keeping their children in the Hostel
of a Residential School away from the station they are
posted/residing irrespective of any transfer liability
(i) Railway Board wanted specific examples.
(ii) Reg. Hostel of Residential Schools, it was pointed out that
original orders and the recommendations did not specify the
same. After detail deliberation, Railway board have agreed
to re-look the matter and to make reference to DoP&T, if
found justified.
Item No.11/2011: Grant of parity in Grade Pay and Pay
Band to the categories of Stenographers and Rajbhasha
Under favourable examination.
Item No.12/2011: Acceptance of Voluntary Retirement
request of Medically de-categorized staff with less than
20 Years Qualifying service — Grant of compassionate
appointment to the wards of such staff and grant of
Demand agreed principally.
Item No.13/2011: Post Retirement Pass to staff retiring
with less than 20 years of service
The demand will be processed.
Item No.14/2011: Liberalized Active Retirement
Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff
(LARSGESS) with Grade Pay of Rs.1800
Under Examination.
Item No.15/2011: Classification of Train Controllers as
Intensive under HOER
Separate meeting will be held with the Member Traffic.
Item No.16/2011: Strengthening of Legal Cadre in the
Status Report on the recommendation of Manchanda
Committee will be sent to the Federations.
Item No.17/2011: Implementation of Rest Rules for the
staff of Track Machine Organization
Separate meeting will be held.
Item No.18/2011: Earmarking posts of Section Officer
(Accounts) for Non-Appendix III IREM Exam qualified
Accounts Assistants
Pending for discussion.
Item No.19/2011: Provision of companion in same class
for Post Retirement Complementary First Class Pass
holders who lost their life partner/unmarried in lieu of
companion in Second/Sleeper Class
Under consideration.
Item No.20/2011: Grievances of the staff of Railway
Staff College, Vadodra
The matter of giving effect of restructuring orders from
01.11.2003 instead of 14.9.2005 will be considered.
Item No.21/2011: Rescinding of Railway Board’s orders
in respect of Manpower Planning
Orders have been issued vide Board’s letter No.E
(MPP)201011/46 dated 7.4.2011 withdrawing restriction
for filling up of vacancies.
Item No.22/2011: Regularization of casual labourers
waiting in live register
Separate meeting will be held.
Item No.23/2011: Retention of Railway quarter at the
previous place of posting by Railway employees —
It was agreed that power will be delegated to the GMs to
consider the matter where quarters are surplus to the
requirement in a particular station.
Item No.24/2011: Provision of accommodation to
Trackmen in Accident Relief Train
The matter is under consideration.
Item No.25/2011: Appointment of the wards of the
staff rendered surplus
The matter will be examined.
Item No.26/2011: Implementation of the
recommendation of Group ‘D’ Staff Promotion
Committee (Ansari Committee)
The matter is under examination.
Item No.27/2011: (i) Compassionate appointment to
the wards of medically de-categorized staff,(ii)
Issuance of incorrect Medical Certificates in the case of
medically de-categorised staff leading to avoidable
problems and denial of compassionate appointment
Specific issues will be considered.
Item No.28/2011: Entitlement of Railway employees
for traveling In “Duronto’ Express Trains on the pattern
of Rajdhani /Shatabdi Express Trains
On duty between two stops agreed.
Item No.29/2011: Filling-up posts of Loco Inspectors
and Power Controllers/Crew Controllers—Modification
The issue is under examination.
Item No.30/2011: (i) Grievances of Laboratory Staff of
Medical Department, (ii) Qualification for
appointmentof Laboratory Asstt. in GP Rs.2400
Issues are under examination.

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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.