CIRCULAR OF INDIAN RAILWAY FOR COVID-19

 

 

Circular Number

Subject

Brief

2020/G(Acc)/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Issue of authorizations/Passes to the officers  and emplouyees of Board’s Office to attend essential duties in the office.

 

2020/G(Acc)/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Consolidated revised guidelines on the measures to be taken by Ministries/Departments of GOI for containment of COVID-19 in the country.

 

2020/G(Acc)/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Guidelines to implement lockdown (upto 3rd May’2020) measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

2020/Safety/DM/6/14

Board’s Letter

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines.

Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

 

2020/Safety/DM/6/14

Board’s Letter

MHA D.O. Letter dated 14.04.2020

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines.

Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

 

DTP/2020/04/22

Extended Cancellation of Passenger Train Services.

 

2020/Safety/DM/6/14

Board’s Letter

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines.

Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

2020/RS(G)/11/5

Procurement of raw material for inhouse manufacturing of Personal Protective Gowns

 

2020/RS(G)/11/5 (1)

Procurement of raw material for inhouse manufacturing of Personal Protective Gowns

 

2020/RS(G)/11/5

Centtralised procurement of certain protective equipment/other items required for COVID-19.

 

2020/Safety/DM/6/14

Board’s Letter

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines.

Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

 

2012/E(GR)II/11/3

(i) Arogya Setu App;
 

(ii) General measures to enhance body’s natural defence system;
 

(iii) Light Candles or Diyas, torches or mobile flashlights at 9.00 PM on 5th April,2020 for 9 minutes.

 

No. E(W)2020/SC-2/1 

(i) Arogya Setu App;
 

(ii) General measures to enhance body’s natural defence system;
 

(iii) Light Candles or Diyas, torches or mobile flashlights at 9.00 PM on 5th April,2020 for 9 minutes.

Ref: Secretary MHRD’s D.O. letter No. Secy.(HE)/MHRD/2020 dated 03.04.2020 and  Press Information Bureau(PIB)’s release on PM’s address to the nation dated 03.04.2020.

 

2016/M(L)/467/1

Booking of crew for Periodic Medical Examination(PME)

Direction to CRIS for updating software for permitting booking of running staff due for PME, through CMS application as a special case till 30.04.2020 or further orders.

2020/E(GR)II/COVID-19/WFH/1

Fresh Engagement  of  Medical Practitioners,  whose term has  terminated, to meet public health emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic.

As a temporary measure, Contract Medical Practitioners

who were engaged by Railways and whose term has terminated/ is about to terminate to be considered for being engaged as MedicalPractitioners to handle the COVID pandemic. 

2018/M(PU)/1/1-Misc.

Production of PPE Garments by Indian Railways.

Production of PPEs in Workshops & PUs, in line with JUDW sample pending clearance of testing. 

2020/H-1/7/5

Periodical Medical Examination (PME) of staff.

Extension of validity of PME till 30.04.2020 and staff not to be sent for PME.

2020/AC-I/6/COVID

Accounting Procedure for expenditure on COVID related activities on Railways.

Accounting Procedure for Expenditure on COVID related activities, accounting heads and clearance of suspense.

2019/M(C)/202/1

COVID-19 – Conversion of coaches to serve as quarantine/isolation facilities

GS, hybrid GS and hybrid WGSCN coaches apart from GSCN of ICF design were allowed to convert to serve as quarantine/isolation facilities.

2020/E(GR)II/COVID-19/WFH/1

Mode of engagement of  Medical Practitioners against vacancies over and above in IRHS on IR for a period of three months  to meet the public health emergency due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

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2020/E(GR)II/COVID-19/WFH/1

 Engagement of  Medical Practitioners against vacancies over and above in IRHS on IR for a period of three months  to meet the public health emergency due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

Engagement of Medical Practitioners on Indian Railways/Production Units over and above the vacancies as per local requirement for a period of three months to contain COVID 19.

2020/E(LL)/PMNRF/1

Contribution to “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency situation Fund”(PM CARES FUND): COVID-19 Pandemic.

Contributions received from Railway Servants shall be remitted to ‘Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund’.

2018/M(PU)/1/1-Misc.

Closure of PUs and Zonal Railway Workshops due to COVID-19.

Closure of PUs and Zonal Railway Workshops due to COVID-19, extended upto 14 April 2020. 

2019/M(C)/202/1

COVID-19, conversion of coaches to serve as quarantine/isolation facilities.

Conversion of 5000 coaches to serve as quarantine/isolation facilities.

2019/Safety/DM/17/1

Referesher and other safety courses for Running category.

Postponement of Refresher and other safety courses of Running category staff falling due in March and April 2020.

E(NG)II/2005/RC-4/SC/2

Engagement of Para-Medical categories in Group’C’ on contract basis.

Engagement of Medical Practitioners on Indian Railways/Production Units over and above the vacancies as per local requirement for a period of one month to contain COVID 19.

2016/M(L)/467/1

Board’s Covering Letter

Delhi High Court Order

Board’s Letter dated 27.03.2020

Breath Analyser (BA) test and Bio-metric verification of running staff during signing on/off. in the backdrop of COVID-19 panademic.

Relaxation for Breath Analyser (BA) test and Bio-metric verification of running staff during signing on/off and additional directions for compliance in respect of Order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi

2020/H-I/7/2/A

Board Covering Letter

Health Ministry Letter

 

Railway Health Facilities available to all Central Government Employees.

Services of Railway Hospitals & Health Units available to all Central Government Employees, on showing of Identity Card. 

2020/E(GR)II/COVID-19/WFH/1

Engagement of  CMPs against vacancies over and above in IRHS on IR for a month to meet the public health emergency due to COVID-19 Pandamic

 Engagement of Medical Practitioners on Indian Railways/Production Units over and above the vacancies as per local requirement for a period of one month to contain COVID 19.

2020/H-1/7/2/B

Board Covering Letter

Health Ministry Letter

 

Reimbursement of OPD medicines:Special sanction in view of COVID-19.

Applicability of Instructions issued by Ministry of health & Family Welfare to Railway Beneficiaries also till 30.04.2020. regarding reimbursement of OPD medicines after purchase by beneficiaries.

2020/G/Covid-19

Contribution to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF): COVID-19-Epidemic

 Appeal for Contribution to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) by Railway Employees.

(Superseded by letter dt 30.03.2020)

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COVID-19 measures:24 Hr. Helpline- Board Control Cell

Staring of 24×7 Control Cell at Railway Board, 24 Hour Helplines and enail address to resolve issues arising out.

2020/E(LL)/PMNRF/1

Contribution to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF): COVID-19-Epidemic.

Appeal for Contribution to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) by Railway Employees.(Superseded by letter dt 30.03.2020)

TC-I/2019/201/2

Relaxation in Demurrage and Wharfage Rules.

Period under 22.03.2020 to 14.04.2020 to be treated under force majeur and non applicability of mentioned charges for the period.

2016/M(L)/467/1

Breath Analyser (BA) test and Bio-metric verification of running staff during signing on/off.

Relaxation of Breath Analyser (BA) test and Bio-metric verification of running staff during signing on/off, as a special case of COVID 19. 

DTP/2020/03/28

Extended Cancellation of Passenger Train Services.

Cancellation of Passenger Train Service till 2400 hrs of 14.04.2020.

2020/Safety(DM)/6/14

Guidelines on the measures to be taken for containment of COVID-19 epidemic.

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2018/M(PU)/1/1-Misc.

Closure of Production Units and Zonal Railway Workshops due to COVID-19.

Closure of Production Units and Zonal Railway Workshops upto 31.03.2020.

2018/M(PU)/1/1-Misc.

Manufacturing of items needed for combating COVID-19

 Utilisation of production Units for manufacture of simple items like hospital beds, medical trolleys, IV stands, stretchers, hospital footsteps, wash basins, PPEs etc in consultation with PCMDs of Railways/ PUs

2019/M(C)202/1

Prevention mdasure to achieve social distancing to contain spread of COVID-19.

 Instructions regarding regulating working of all maintenance depots. Making arrangements for freight operations & movement of coaching trains for non passenger purpose.

E-Receipt No. 667735/2020

Relaxation in Demurrage and Wharfage rules.

 

TC-I/2014/302/2

No Haulage Charge for movement of empty containers and Empty flat wagons.(Corrigendum No. 4 to RC-20 of 2018)

 

2020/Sec(CCB)/Misc.

Security measures to be adopted during passenger train suspension period due to COVID-19

 Instructions regarding safety and security arrangements of stabled rolling stock, locomotives, closing of gates/ access points in stations & workshops, and security of  railways hospitals.

2020/EnHM/25/01

Payment to contract and outsourced employees during the period of suspension of passenger services in Indian Railways(IR).

Instructions regarding contractual and outsourced employees stranded at other places, to be treated as on duty and to be paid till expiry of suspension of services/ lockdown and limiting of 70% of contract value for maximum payments.

2020/G(Acc)/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Functioning of Govt. Expenditure System during the operation Preventive Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 Instructions with respect to Ministry of Finance regarding expenditure functions of Govt and Office of CGA and Integrated Finance Divisions as essential Services and their functioning.

2020/G(Acc)3/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Preventive Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 In supersession of Board’s circular dt 19.03.2020 and roster of staff from 23 March to 31 March 2020.

E-Office No. 3316118

Extension of validity of the policies pertaining to Goods/Container traffic.

 

DTP/2020/03/23

Cancellation of train services in the wake of COVID-19.

Cancellation of long distance Mail/ express and Intercity Trains till 2400 hrs of 31.03.2020 and cancellation of suburban/ Metro trains, and continuation of freight operations. 

2020/E(LL)/HER/3

Preventive Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Drawing up a roster of staff, working with skeletal staff and instructions with respect to employees engaged in essential/ emergency services. 

2018/EnHM/08/02

Cleaning and sanitisation of Coach when Corona infected/suspected passenger travel.

Action to be taken in case of detection of passengers with COVID 19 in train travel, terminal or enroute stations. Precautions to be taken for disinfestations/ sanitisation, intensive cleaning of Coaches etc.

2020/G(Acc)3/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Preventing measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus(COVID-19) – regarding.

Discouraging entry of visitors to maximum extent in office complex, screening of visitors and authorisation by JS & above level officers to visitors

2020/H-1/7/1

Spread of COVID-19 reg.

All ZRs to maintain utmost vigilance for any latest infection, strict watch over patients reporting with symptoms, deputation of qualified health specialist as incharge and deputation of younger and fit persons in isolation areas

2020/E(LL)/HER/3

Preventive Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19-Working Hours.

50% of gr B and Gr C employees to attend office and 50% from home. Decision regarding rostering of staff, working hours, group formation and employees from home.

2020/ERB-IV/12/2/Ex-India

Home self-isolation of 14 days and/or beyond this period for employees/immediate family members returned from abroad or having symptoms/ illness.
 

Voluntary home isolation for 14 days for those employees who arrived from foreign visit or his/her family member from date of arrival. 

TC-II/2003/20/Covid-19

Withdrawal of concession in passenger fare for all categories of passengers except 4 categories of Divyangjan and 11 categories of patients till further advice in view of health advisory issued regarding COVID-19.

Withdrawal of concessional UTS & PRS tickets for all categories of passengers except 4 categories of Divyangjan and 11 categories of patients. 

2019/ERB-3/9(1)/9

Restrict avoidable visit to hospitals due to spread of COVID-19

Officer/staff restricting/avoiding unnecessary visit to hospital/ diagnostic centres, to prevent pandemic spread of COVID 19.

2020/G(Acc.)3/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Ensuring 50% of gr B and Gr C employees attend office and 50% from home. Decision regarding rostering of staff, working hours, group formation and employees from home. 

2020/H-1/7/1

Association of voluntary organizations/Civil Defence/Welfare bodies in supplementing human resources requirements for controlling COVID-19 spread.

Usage of volunteers from St Joh’s Ambulance, TA Army, Civil Defence, Scouts & Guides, NCC/ NSS etc for meeting human resource requirements by IR for COVID 19

2020/H-1/7/1

Corrigendum-1-Delegation of power of the Disaster Management Act, 2005

Nomination of Senior Officer by Production Units/RDSO/ NAIR to enhance preparedness and containment of COVID 19

COVID-19 Outbreak

Guidelines for Setting up Isolation Facility/Ward

Guidelines regarding setting up of isolation facility/ ward, checklist for isolation rooms, wearing and removing PPEs, Transport of infectious patients etc

2019/M(C)/202/1

Prevention of Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Prevent outbreak of COVID 19 by all Zonal railways by ensuring cleanliness of coaches, toilets, air filters, ensuring full watering, washed linen, removal of curtains, maintaining temperature of coaches etc

2020/G(Acc)3/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-regarding

Discouraging entry of visitors in offices, issue of Visitor’s/ temporary Pass. 

E(G)/2020/CL 4-2

Preventive measures to be taken to contain the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mass gatherings to be stopped, discourage entry of visitors in offices, meetings through video conference, avoiding non essential travel, home quarantine guidelines and other related Dos and DONTs

2020/E(LR)III/Misc./1

Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus disease – Stoppage of mass gatherings.

Mass gatherings to be stopped, discourage entry of visitors in offices, meetings through video conference, avoiding non essential travel, home quarantine guidelines and other related Dos and DONTs

2009/TG-III/631/2 Pt.

Preventive measures to contain spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) on IR.

Preventive measures to contain COVID 19 for implementation in all catering establishments. Measures required for food handling, personal hygiene, proper packaging of food packets and prohibition of entry to outsiders.

2020/H-1/7/1

Delegation of power of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Nomination of ADRM per Railway Division as Nodal officer to enhance preparedness and containment of COVID-19 and other ancillary matters concerning railways.

2020/G(Acc.)3/Maint./Misc.-COVID-19

Preventive Measures to be taken to contain the spread of Noval Coronavirus (COVID-19)-regarding.

Preventive Measures to be taken to contain the spread of Noval Coronavirus (COVID-19) including indicative Dos and DON’T’s for all.

E(G)/2020/CL4-2

Prevention and control of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Mandatory temperature screening through Infrared Thermometer/ non contact thermometer of all persons entering in Railway offices by RPF personnel or any other suitable staff. Solicitation of cooperation in the temperature screening process by all.

2020/G(Acc.)3/Maint./Misc-COVID-19

Temperature screening through Infrared Thermometer/non-contact thermometer of all persons entering into the Rail Bhawan.

 Mandatory temperature screening through Infrared Thermometer/ non contact thermometer of all persons entering in Rail Bhawan by RPF staff. Solicitation of cooperation in temperature screening process by all.

2013/Elect(G)/150/13/Pt.1

Prevention of Coronavirus (COVID-19)disease.

Regularly cleaning/sanitizing all areas coming in contact of staff and passengers.

2020/ERB-IV/12/2/Ex-India

Indian Nationals who return from a few foreign countries and pass through other protocols should be in home isolation for 14 days after arival.

Railway Board Officials who have returned/ about to return from any foreign country, to be in home isolation for 14 days.

2013/Elect(G)/150/13/Pt 1

Prevention of Coronavirus(COVID-19) disease

Proper cleaning/ sanitizing of areas of stations, offices and service buildings coming in direct contact with passengers & staff.

2015/H-1/7/3

Prevention/spreading f Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

Identification of 20% hospital beds as isolation facilities, hospitals to start helpline numbers, posters/ banners for messages to the public, creation of whatsapp group for uniformity of information and other actionable points. 

2019/M(C)/202/1

Prevention of Corona Virus(COVID-19)

Ensuring proper cleaning of coaches, toilets, pantry cars, air filters of ac coaches, availability of liquid soap and water in toilets of coaches, proper cleaning by OBHS staff, ful watering at stations, delivery of linen in sealed packets and display of posters in doorway of coaches.

2018/EnHM/08/02

Corona Virus Alert – Precautionary measure.

 Frequent cleaning of areas coming in frequent contact of travelling public/ public interface areas in coaches/ stations, as entrance handrail, door handles, toilet door handle, latch, toilet, health faucets, water taps etc.

2015/H-I/7/3

Establishment of Control Room at Central Hospital, New Delhi For COVID-19.

Set up of Control Room in Central hospital NR for COVID 19, Phone numbers, setting up of similar round the clock manned control rooms by all Zones. Contact of the Emergency Control room to be shared with state/ district, nodal officers. 

2015/H-1/7/3

Prevention/spreading of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

 IEC material reg COVID 19 to be prominently displayed in local language. Persons with fever to be separated, each Divisional/ Sub Divisional Hospital to have isolation ward, Railway Doctors and Para medical staff to be nominated for training programmes on COVID 19

2015/H-1/7/3

Detection and containment of Coronavirus.

Advice to Medical Incharges of Zonal rly/ PUs to be in constant touch with respective state health authorities to obtain guidelines/ updates on the subject & take detective, preventive & curative measures.

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