Saturday, June 7, 2014


Railways Actively Examining the Recommendations of High Level Safety Review Committee The Railway Board is currently actively examining the recommendations of the High Level Safety Review Committee (Kakodkar Committee) in regard to their feasibility and implementation. Full Railway Board meetings with the Safety Directorate were held on 4th and 5th of this week and are now scheduled to be held on Monday i.e. 9th June, 2014. It is expected that the detailed examination of these recommendations will be completed within this month.


The Ministry of Railways had set up a High Level Safety Review Committee consisting of experts in technical and high end technology related fields with Dr. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission as Chairman and Dr. E. Sreedharan as Advisor to the Committee. The Committee submitted its report in 2012 and made various recommendations for improving Railway safety which needed an outlay of Rs. one lakh crore over a period of five years.

The Committee made a total of 106 recommendations and the same are under examination in detail by Railway Board. The recommendations pertain to general safety matters, organizational structure, empowerment at working level, vacancies in critical safety category, shortage of critical safety spares, human resource development with emphasis on education and training research eco-system on the Indian Railways, safety architecture on the Indian Railways etc.

AKS/HK

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