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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Corporatisation of Railways

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Corporatisation of Railways 

The below information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 18.5.2012 regarding corporatisation of Railways.

Que : Whether it is proposed to corporatise Railways 
Ans: No, Sir.

Que : Whether it is proposed to outsource non-transportation work
Ans: Outsourcing of certain services in Railways is done on a need-based manner to improve efficiency and enhance customer satisfaction. There is no decision to outsource non-transportation work.

Railway authorities allow change in the name of passenger holding confirmed reservation

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Railway authorities allow change in the name of passenger holding confirmed reservation

The below information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 17.8.2012 regarding the subject of change in the name of passengers in reservation tickets...

Railway authorities allow change in the name of passenger holding confirmed reservation

Passengers (Change of Names) Rules, 1990 restrict the facility of change of name by any passenger having a berth/seat reserved in his/her name to five conditions i.e. Government servant proceeding on duty, family member, students of a recognized Government institution, cadet of National Cadet Corps(NCC) & marriage party. 

1,90,000 vacancies including safety category post are going to fill in Indian Railways - Railway Minister

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1,90,000 vacancies including safety category post are going to fill in Indian Railways - Railway Minister

The below information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 17.8.2012 regarding the topic of 'Safety related vacancies'.

The number of vacancies in safety category posts as on 01.04.2012 is 149271 (provisional). Arising and filling of vacancies is a continuous process. Vacancies arise due to normal retirement, voluntary retirements, deaths, promotions, creation of posts, etc. 

Restructuring / Reorganisation of Staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways

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Restructuring/Reorganization of Staffing Pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways in the Ratio of 3: 6: 20: 71 for the Grade Pay 2800:2400:1900:1800 respectively.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VI/297
RBE No.91/2012

No.2010/CE-I(Spl)/GNS/15(Pt.)
New Delhi, dated 17.08.2012
The GMs/CAOs(R)
All Indian Railways and Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Subject : Restructuring/Reorganisation of Staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways.

The issue of career progression and working conditions of Trackmen on Railways has regularly been raised at various fora from time to time in the past through both the recognized Federations, Accordingly, a Joint Committee comprising of representations of both the recognized Federations and Senior Administrative Grade Officers (SAG) of Railway Board was constituted to consider career progression of Trackmen along with review of their existing channel of promotion etc. Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have considered the report of the Committee and decided that the existing categories of Trackmen/Gatemen/Trolley men/Watchmen/Keymen in PB-I, Grade Pay Rs.1800 and Mates(P.Way) in PB-1, Grade Pay Rs.1900 in the Permanent Way side of Civil Engineering Deptt.of Indian Railways will henceforth, be operated as a unified cadre of Track Maintainer as per the following pattern:



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