Medical Decategorization of Railway Staff
- The post of a Railway Staff on medical decategorization should not be dispensed with or reduced in rank, but to be shifted to some other post with same pay scale and service benefits.
- Medically decategorized Railway staff shall cease to perform duties of the post held. If the employee cannot be adjusted against or absorbed in suitable alternate post immediately, he may be kept on a special supernumerary post in his own regular grade pending suitable alternate employment.
- Absorption - Medically decategorized Railway employee should be absorbed in the same department in the first instance, otherwise in other wings of the same department in posts carrying appropriate lower medical classification. When it is not possible to do so, he should be considered for absorption in other departments.
- No option is available to a medically decategorized employee to decline alternate employment. In case of declining payment of salary against supernumerary post will be discontinued.
- Fixation of Pay - Pay of decategorized/disabled Railway employee will be fixed on absorption at a stage corresponding to the pay previously drawn in the post held earlier. For running staff pay element of Running running allowance will be taken into account also.
- Benefit of past service - Will be allowed for all purpose and it will be treated as continuous with that in the alternate post.
- Seniority - Pay of decategorised/disabled Railway employee will be fixed on absorption at a stage corresponding to the pay previously drawn in the post held earlier. For running staff pay element of Running allowance will be taken into account also –Pay will be fixed taking 30% of basic pay (pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay) rounded off to the next multiple of 10 and adding it to pay in the Pay Band. There will be no change in the Grade Pay of substantive post, in alternative post. (Ref 1)
- Request of the employee refusing alternate post in the same grade involving transfer or for absorption in lower post can be agreed.
- Employees with less than 20 years of service opting to quit Railways can be settled.
- Even if the Railway employee is engaged on a lower post for want of an equivalent post he will be treated as super numerary till an equivalent post is available.
- With effect from 29.04.1999 if the employee opt for retirement request for appointment on Compassionate grounds to an eligible ward/ spouse may be considered provided he had 5 more years to serve and GM is satisfied about financial and other implications.