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07/02/2010

Administrative reforms in Indian Railways

Administrative reforms in Indian Railways

Why Indian Railways couldn't achieve the reforms in the line of business organization is a different question, but surely it can be discussed how best IR can be approached towards a professionally oriented service business organization.

INDIAN RAILWAYS has been attempting to reform itself with the help of many commissions and committees from time to time unabatedly. Indeed, general public and valued customers are not happy with the achievements in respect of organization culture (OC) and organization development (OD) or organizationally as expected.
Why IR couldn’t achieve the same in the line of business organization is a different question, but surely it can be discussed how best IR can be approached towards a professionally oriented service business organization for the welfare of our dear customers, IR and also our nation.
It is just an attempt how best we can think and make IR as a business oriented service organization. I shall be happy if our learned members help to comment on the following idea as they please.

Core and peripheral or supportive organization

The existing set up of IR can be divided into two activities ie, core activity (CA) and peripheral or supportive activity (PA or SA).

The core activity (CA) will deal only earning of revenue, operation of passengers and goods train, accident relief train, dealing directly with the customers, freight charges and passengers’ fare structure, budget, over all policy matter of the IR etc. Research and design organization will also be under core activity.
Peripheral or supportive activity will deal all the functions other than core activities ie, new purchase and installation of assets and projects as the core group places order, maintenance of coach and wagon, diesel loco, signal and telecommunication, electrical assets both general service and over head electrification (OHE) including elect. Loco, security, medical, material management, education, training, infrastructure (road, building, track etc), will be operated through public-private partnership.

The personnel and finance will be under core management without any individual entity. Their service shall only be consultative and advisory to the core management.

All those peripheral or supportive organizations shall enjoy their own entity like a corporate house. But they will be under the shed of core management, Ministry of Railways and Government of India which will act like a holding company. The reasons are: (a) IR is to provide service to the interest of the people of our country, (b) Subsidy may be provided by the Government of India, if required by the core management group.

Ultimately, the Indian Railways will function with the core activities under Ministry of Railways and Government of India.

Multi-disciplinary organization

The employees of core group or management will be multi disciplinary oriented in addition to their individual expertise like mechanical, electrical and other branches except security and medical, from supervisor to officer of highest level. This will help to create an environment of total organizational interest reducing the individual department’s interest.

After Junior Administrative Grade (JAG), promotional preference should be given on MBA (specialized in finance, operation, HRD, marketing and market research, strategic planning etc) qualified persons and their performance track record. The avenue of promotion after JAG should be on common seniority with cross disciplinary postings.

Personnel and finance wing shall also be under the cross disciplinary postings with others. The purpose of this system is to generate a competitive environment for culmination of organizational integrity.

Tenure

This is very important factor for any top executive, particularly from principal, head of the department to the chairman of the highest decision making body to show his / her efficiency right from the planning to return of investment or benefits of the organization. Therefore, it needs very careful planning of tenure for each step of in order of hierarchy. It is suggested that minimum three years to maximum five years should be in a post as per the importance and gravity of the position.

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you
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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.