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Restructuring / Reorganisation of Staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways

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Restructuring / Reorganisation of Staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways.
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBE No.91/2012
New Delhi, dated 17.08.2012

The GMs/CAOs(R)
All Indian Railways and Production Units
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Subject : Restructuring / Reorganisation of Staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways.

The issue of carrer progression and working conidtions of Trackmen on Railways has regularly been raised at various fora from time to time in the past through both the recognized Federations, Accordingly, a Joint Committee comprising of representations of both the recognized Federations and Senior Administrative Grade Officers (SAG) of Railway Board was consitituted to consider career progression of Tackmen alsongwith review of their existing channel of promotion etc. Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have considered the report of the Committee and decided that the existing categories of Trackmen / Gatemen / Trolleymen / Watchmen / Keymen in PB-I, Grade Pay Rs.1800 and Mates(P.Way) in PB-1, Grade Pay Rs.1900 in the Permanent Way side of Civil Engineering Deptt.of Indian Railways will henceforth, be operated as a unified cadre of Track Maintainer as per the following pattern:

Upgradation of Facilities in Railway Hospitals

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Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways 

23-August-2012 16:59 IST

Upgradation of Facilities in Railway Hospitals 

There are sufficient medical facilities and doctors available in the hospitals of Indian Railways. A network of 125 well equipped hospitals and 586 health units provide necessary health care to Railway beneficiaries. 

There are 2504 sanctioned posts of doctors in Indian Railways. As on date there are 2240 doctors on roll. Vacancies of doctors in Railways are filled up by posting Union Public Service Commission selected doctors. Vacancies are also being filled up by appointing Contract Medical Practitioners including specialists, ensuring continuous availability of doctors. 


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DOPT published today on its official website regarding the 'Administrative Tribunals', the clarification is given as  ‘FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS’ and it placed under for your information…


Q.1 What is the objective behind setting up of Central Administrative Tribunal?
Ans. To provide in-expensive and speedy relief to Central Government Employees in respect of their grievances related to service matters.

Q.2 What are the jurisdiction of a Central Administrative Tribunal?
Ans. CAT adjudicates disputes with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or other local authorities with the territory of India or under the control of Government of India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Steps Taken to Prevent Misuse of Tatkal Tickets

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Ministry of Railways

Steps Taken to Prevent Misuse of Tatkal Tickets

With a view to reduce the scope for misuse, Tatkal tickets are issued on production of self attested photocopy of one of the prescribed proof of identity and the same in original is required to be carried during the journey, to verify the bonafide of passengers. However, during peak rush periods when the demand outstrips the availability, some cases of black marketing of reserved tickets by touts come to notice at the time of surprise inspections and preventive checks conducted at reservation offices.

During the period from April 2012 to June 2012, a large number of checks were conducted during which 930 unauthorized agents/touts were apprehended/prosecuted. 

During the current financial year (upto June 2012), Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has permanently deactivated 14 subagents for involvement in irregularities. Moreover, with a view to keep a check on the activities of agents booking Tatkal tickets, following additional steps have been taken: 

Transaction Failures in E-Ticket Booking

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Transaction Failures in E-Ticket Booking

During the period from April 2011 to March 2012, while 11.62 crore tickets were booked successfully through the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website, in 96.12 lakh cases payment was settled but tickets were not booked. 

In May 2012 and June 2012, in 13.19 lakh and 11.41 lakh cases respectively payment were settled but tickets were not booked. The reasons for such incomplete transaction included non availability of lower berths, entry of wrong password, network failure etc. 

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