Published On: Sun, Dec 10th, 2017

Continuance of LARSGESS for the appointment of wards of Railway Employees in Railways

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Sub: Continuance of LARSGESS
Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2015/RT-43 dated 27.10.2017
Safety Related Retirement Scheme was introduced vide Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2(KW) dated
02.01.2004 after lots of deliberations regarding safety of the Railways. Subsequently, while presenting Rail Budget,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways had announced on the floor of the Parliament that, Liberalized Active Retirement
Scheme would be extended and implemented by the Railway Board in a biggest perspective. The scheme has been
renamed as “Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff(LARSGESS)”
and circulated vide Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 11.09.2010.

AIRF/415 Dated: December 5, 2017
The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Continuance of LARSGESS
Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2015/RT-43 dated 27.10.2017
Safety Related Retirement Scheme was introduced vide Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2(KW) dated
02.01.2004 after lots of deliberations regarding safety of the Railways. Subsequently, while presenting Rail Budget,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways had announced on the floor of the Parliament that, Liberalized Active Retirement
Scheme would be extended and implemented by the Railway Board in a biggest perspective. The scheme has been
renamed as “Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff(LARSGESS)”
and circulated vide Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 11.09.2010.

The scheme has infused new blood in exchange of old one and motivated the staff to give their best for ensuring
safety of the travelling public.

The scheme has withstood the best of time in many High Courts as well. In this connection, the judgement delivered
by Hon’ble Patna High Court on 29.06.2015(against Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.7926 of 2015, quashing the
orders of Patna CAT) may please be referred to(copy of the judgement of Patna High Court delivered is enclosed).
It is urged that, the Scheme be allowed to continue at least in the states, where either Hon’ble High Court did not
intervene or Hon’ble High Court did not intervene or Hon’ble High Court has allowed its continuance.

So, the blanket ban issued vide Railway Board’s letter under reference may please be relaxed to that extent.

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