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On February 28th 2012 over 100,000, 000 Indian workers will come out on strike

The world’s biggest ever strike, India,
28th February 2012

On February 28th 2012 over 100,000, 000
Indian workers will come out on strike.
Workers from many unions and sectors are
trying to gain improvements in areas such
as, pay, pensions, and employment rights.
The strike has been called because workers have
said 'enough is enough', after two years of the
government refusing to negotiate with unions on
any issue. Indian's are sick of the rich getting
richer, record economic growth, whilst 400
million people have not got a pot to piss in .
On February 28th 2012, an estimated one
hundred million Indian workers will all walk out
of work for twenty four hours in what is likely to
be the biggest strike in world history.
Over a dozen of India’s largest trade unions have
called for and signed up to the strike. The strike
will affect many sectors , including public sector
banks, ports and docks, railways, insurance, road
transport, energy workers, miners, and aviation
“Recent months have seen a mounting wave of
militant worker struggles in India, strikes for
union recognition in India’s expanding auto
sector, including a two-day occupation of a
Hyundai plant, a wildcat strike by Air India
personnel, and walkouts by telecom workers and
coal miners against the central government’s
privatization plans.”
The different unions have a variety of different
demands , they include gaining the same rights
and protection for temporary and contract
workers that permanent workers have, raising
and extending the minimum wage, resisting the
attacks on trade unions, stopping price rises, the
creation of a national social security fund,
increase in pensions, and combatting corruption.
Despite seeing growth of around 9% each year,
more than four hundred million Indians live in
absolute poverty . Only a handful of countries
enjoy similar growth, yet Indian workers have
not even been flicked so much as a crumb from
the bosses table. Working and living conditions
are equal to, and actually worse than some
African countries that are not experiencing the
same economic growth.
Indian workers are starting to switch on to the
fact that they ‘system’ only serves the wealthy
and the bosses.
The last few year has seen a dramatic rise in the
number off millionaires and billionaires, yet jobs
are lost, wages cut, and unions rights pushed
back. India’s richest fifty five people have 1/6 th
of all the country’s wealth.
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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.