Policy for Zonal Allocation & Transfer of ADMO Probationers recruited in IRHS through CMSE
(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
New Delhi, dated 15.10.2020
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways including PUs, RDSO and NAIR
Subject: Policy for Zonal Allocation and Transfer of ADMO Probationers recruited in Indian Railways Health Service (IRHS) through Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE).
Hon’ble MR has approved policy for Zonal Allocation and Transfer of Assistant Divisional Medical Officer (ADMO) (Probationers) in Indian Railways Health Service. Salient features of the Policy are summarised at Annexure-1 and detailed procedure for Zonal Allocation is at Annexure-2.
2. The following has also been approved by Hon’ble MR and may please be noted for strict compliance:
- No probationer/officer shall communicate directly with Board for transfer/zonal allocation.
- Probationers to whom offer of appointments are to be issued/ probationers who join after availing extension in joining time in absence of scheduled Foundation Course (FC) shall be directed for Field Training at a Railway Hospital near their location after undergoing online joining formalities with NAIR subject to physical verification of requisite documents at the time of FC by NAIR. (This is to ensure joining of IRHS probationers even if there is no Foundation Course (FC) scheduled before automatic lapse of offer of appointment). Also these probationers shall be allotted zones towards the end of their Field Training. FC for these probationers would be conducted on priority by NAIR subsequently in consultation with Railways concerned wherein these probationers are posted.
- Transfer request of ADMO (P) directly addressed to Hon’ble MR, MoS(R), other dignitaries and senior officials of Railway Board i.e. without it being forwarded through proper channel and without joining allotted zone, shall be viewed seriously and action shall be initiated against them under relevant Service/Conduct Rules. As such, NAIR should counsel the ADMO (P) on this aspect during the Foundation Course/ Induction Programme.
- Health Directorate’s letter No.2020/ H/ 16/ 2 /Doctor Posting dated 05.05.2020 regarding filling-up of posts of Doctors who are on unauthorised absence from duty stands withdrawn. (In such cases, action as envisaged in Board’s letters No. 99/ E(GR)II/7/47 dated 26.07.2000, No.2018/ E(GR)II/16/3 dated 20.05.2019 and No. E(G) 2007/LE 2/4 dated 03.06.2011 (Para 6 of DoP&T’s OM No.13026/3/2010- Estt(Leave) dated 22.06.2010) (copies enclosed) may please be initiated forthwith under intimation to Board).
3. It may be noted that unless the issue of Unauthorised Absence of IRHS Doctors is addressed expeditiously they continue to be on rolls. Board has, therefore, desired that PCMDs should review all cases of unauthorised absence of IRHS Doctors in close coordination with PCPOs and furnish action taken report to Board at the end of every month for kind perusal of CRB so that by the end of May, 2021 all such cases could be brought down to zero on Railways.
3.1 Attention is also drawn to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)-2013/ CPC/LE 2 dated 05.02.2016 (copy enclosed) (Amendment to the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume I, 1985 Edition – Reprint Edition 2008, Chapter V – Leave Rules, Advance Correction Slip 129) wherein Rule 510 has already been substituted by (1) no Railway Servant shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period exceeding five years (2) unless the President, in view of the exceptional circumstances of the case otherwise determines, a Railway Servant who remains absent from duty for a continuous period exceeding five years other than on foreign service, with or without leave, shall be deemed to have resigned from the Railway Service; Provided that a reasonable opportunity to explain the reasons for such absence shall be given to that Railway Servant before provisions of sub-rule (2) are invoked.
4. Board has decided that the Zonal Allocation Policy approved by Hon’ble MR shall also be applicable to Assistant Divisional Dental Surgeon (ADDS) recruited through UPSC.
5. Further, Zonal Railways/PUs are advised to expedite confirmation of IRHS Doctors immediately after successful completion of their Probation Period.
6. NAIR is advised to upload on their official website list and status of candidates of CMSE 2014 to CMSE-2017 who availed EOL (for higher study of PG) immediately after joining, as on date. Candidates who have failed to report to NAIR on completion of EOL may be issued notice forthwith as per Rule 301 of IREC Volume I (In all such cases, action as envisaged in Board’s letter No. 99/E(GR)II/7/47 dated 26.07.2000, No. 2018/E(GR)II/16/3 dated 20.05.2019 and No. E(G) 2007/LE 2/4 dated 03.06.2011 (Para 6 of DoP&sT’s OM No.13026/ 3/ 2010-Estt(Leave) dated 22.06.2010) may also please be initiated forthwith under intimation to Board).
7. The transfer policy for ADMO(P) in IRHS shall supplement item (ix) of Board’s Order No. E(0)III/ 2014/ PL/ 05 dated 31.08.2015 (Comprehensive Transfer Policy), pertaining to IRHS and Dental Doctors as far as ADMO/ADDS (Probationers) are concerned. Details of the same are illustrated in Annexure-I (Transfer Policy column).
8. As in other organised Gr. ‘A’ Services, ADMO (P) recruited against Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) vacancies, who could not be allotted zone of their preference, may be considered for transfer (subject to feasibility) by Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) on priority, immediately after their joining allotted Railway Zone, provided the request is forwarded to Board through proper channel.
9. The Zonal Allocation and Transfer Policy and related Guidelines shall come into effect immediately i.e. from the date of this letter.
Deputy Director/Estt.(Gaz. Rectt.)-II
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