Medical Examination of Candidates for appointment to Non-Gazetted Railway services
* Medical examination includes-
(i) general physical examination, and (ii) vision tests
* Non-Gazetted Railway services are divided into the following broad groups and classes: Group A : Vision tests required in the interest of public safety
| Staff classed in this group
| Required Vision standards
| Foot plate staff, Rail car drivers and Navigating staff
| Distant vision : 6/6, 6/6 without glasses with fogging test(must not accept +2 D) Near Vision :
Sn.0.6, 0.6 without glasses
| Other running staff, Other shunting staff, Point lockers Station masters, and other staff in operative control of signals.
| Distant vision : 6/9, 6/9 without glasses(no fogging test) Near Vision :
Sn.0.6, 0.6 without glasses
| Loco, signal and transportation Inspectors, staff authorised to work trolleys, Yard supervisory staff, Road motor drivers and gate keepers on level crossings.
| Distant vision : 6/9, 6/9 with or without glasses. Power of lenses not to exceed 2D. Near Vision : Sn.0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses.
Group B. Vision tests required in the interest of the employee himself or his fellow workers or both
| Such station and yard non supervisory, shed and other staff , excluding shed man, as are engaged on duties where failing eye sight may endanger themselves or other employees from moving vehicles, road motor drivers, permanent way mistries, gang mates, keymen, and staff of the Railway Protection Force.
| Distant vision : 6/9, 6/12 with or without glasses. Power of lenses not to exceed 4D. Near Vision : Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required
| Certain staff in workshops and engine rooms engaged on duties when failing eye sight may endanger themselves or other employees from moving parts of the machinery and
crane drivers on open line.
Group C. Vision tests required in the interest of administration only
| Other workshop and engine room staff, shed stockers and other staff in whom a higher standard of vision than is required in clerical and kindred occupation is necessary for reasons of efficiency and others not coming in group A or B
| Distant vision : 6/12, 6/18 with or without glasses. Near Vision : Sn. 0.6, 0.6 with or without glasses when reading or close work is required
| C-2 Staff in clerical occupations not included in A,B and C-1
| Distant vision6/12, nil with or without glasses. Near Vision : Sn. 0.6 combined with or without glasses where reading or close work is required
| * Spectacles: No glasses are to be permitted for categories A-1 and A-2 and for Railway Protection Force staff where their medical category is B-1. * Candidates in classes A-1, A-2, A-3 and B-1 on being medically examined shall be tested for color perception with the prescribed apparatus and recommended methods of examination. * For both Candidates and employees contact lenses shall not be permitted in category A and B. * Candidates of classes A-1, A-2, A-3 and B-1 will be examined with regard to their vision in diminished light. * Candidates class A-1 will be examined to ascertain that the fields of vision are not seriously restricted. * Candidates in Classes A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1 and B-2 will be tested for the presence of binocular vision, i.e., peripheral fusion, depth perception and stereoscopic vision. * Candidates from A1 to B-1 categories may be examined in glaring light by providing a 200 Watts Bulb 90 cm. above and over the Landolt's Board in front of the examinee's eye. Response to glare and recovery time should be noted by examining the candidates Fundus / Full Ophthalmology Examination:
* Compulsory in the following circumstances,
1. For all...
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