Absence of running staff from Headquarters
Attention is drawn to Board's letter No. E (LL) 97/HER/ll dated 30.9.1998 wherein the railways were asked to keep a close watch at the divisional level and also peiodically at Zonal level to reduce the period of absence of running staff from the Headquarters.
The issue had again been raised by AIRF for reducing the period of absence from the Headquarters to a maximum of 24 hours. The issue was discussed in the meeting held between Railway Board and AIRF on 8th & 9th October, 2009. It was explained to the Staff Side that every effort will be made to reduce the duration of absence of the running staff from the headquarters to the extent possible. However, it will not be operationally prudent to restrict this duration to 24 hours as demanded.
Board desire that all cases of absence of more than 36 hours should be monitored closely with a view to restrict such absence within reasonable limits.