Engagement of Contract Medical Practitioners (CMPs) – Railway Board

Engagement of Contract Medical Practitioners (CMPs) - Railway Board

Engagement of Contract Medical Practitioners (CMPs) – Relaxation of one more term due to COVID-19 pandemic: Railway Board Order dated 12.05.2021

( रेलवे बोर्ड / RAILWAY BOARD )


New Delhi, dated 12.05.2021

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub:- Engagement of Contract Medical Practitioners (CMPs) – regd.
Ref :- Board’s letter No. 2014/E(GR)II/1/1 dated 13.06.2017.


Vide Board’s letter cited under reference, the maximum permissible number of terms for engagement of Contract Medical Practitioners (CMPs) was extended from 10 terms to 12 terms, on year to year basis with each term of engagement not exceeding one year.

2. Keeping in view the alarming situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, it has been decided, with the approval of Hon’ble MR, that Contact Medical Practitioners whose 12th term is ending on or before 31.03.2022, may be allowed to continue till 13th term, wherever required. This is only an one time exemption whereafter status quo ante shall be restored.

3. All other Terms & Conditions as laid down in Railway Board’s letter No. 96/E(GR)II/9/16 dated 23.02.2000 and as amended from time to time, shall remain unchanged. It is specifically clarified that no corresponding change in the age limit has been made and, therefore, the age limit as prescribed vide Board’s letter No. 2018/Trans. Cell/Health/Medical Issues dated 24.08.2018 shall continue to remain in force.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).

( Kamal Kishor )
Deputy Director/Estt.(Gaz. Rectt.)-II
Railway Board

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