Strengthening of Administration- Premature retirement of Railway servants- Periodical review under rules

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-38(pt.2)                                  New Delhi Dated: 09.07.2019
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/PUs.
The DGs
RDSO& NAIR
The Directors,
IRICEN / IRIEEN / IRIMEE I IRITM

Sub: Strengthening of Administration- Premature retirement of Railway servants- Periodical review under rules 1802 (a)/1803 (a)/1804 (a) -R.II, 1987 edition -Regarding.
Ref: DoP&T’s OM No. 25013/3/2019-Estt.A-IV dated 20.06.2019 (Copy enclosed).
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Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated I 0.11.2015 on the cited subject. wherein instructions were issued to review the perf(wmance of Railway servants periodicalJy to ascertain whether the Railway servant should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest.
In this regard, kindly also connect letter No. E(O)l/2017/SR-10-P/03 dated I 1.06.2019 from Secretary, Railway Board vide letter No., reiterating Board’s earlier instructions dated 10.1 1.2015. Recently, DoP&T’s OM dated 20.06.2019 has been received which is enclosed.

2. In accordance with DoP&T’s instructions dated 20.06.2019, all Zonal Railways/PUs are requested to undertake periodic review or Railway servants under rules 1802 (a)/1803 (a)/1804 (a) – R.IJ in letter and spirit for strengthening of administration. It should be ensured that the prescribed procedure like forming of opinion to retire a Railway employee prematurely in public interest is strictly adhered to. and that the decision is not an arbitrary one, and is not based on collateral grounds as per the order ofthe Hon’ble Supreme Courl in case ofUOI & Col. J.N. Sinha [1571 SCR (I) 791].
3. All the Zonal Railways/ PUs shall fu rnish a report to Hoard’s office in the format given below by the 8th day of each month starting from July. 2019. The above format is also being made part of monthly PCDO sent toMS/ Railway Board.

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