Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mahendra Kumar Singh| TNN | Aug 30, 2016, 

NEW DELHI: Calling the Centre's decision to issue notification on bonus payment as a historical victory for Indian workers, RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) decided not to join the September 2 nation-wide strike call given by central trade unions.
The government’s effort to dissuade 10 central trade unions (CTUs) from going ahead with the September 2 strike did not succeed on Monday as the minimum wage advisory board (MWAB) meeting remained inconclusive.
Press Trust of India | Updated: August 31, 2016 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ahead of winter season, railways is gearing up to install a modern safety device for enhancing the vision of loco pilots in foggy weather.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare  Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi — 110 003, Dated the 26 August, 2016.
Malabar Express derail: Permanent weigh inspector suspended after probe by Commission of Railway Safety
By Express News Service 29th August 2016 
August 28, 2016, SA Aiyar in Swaminomics | Economy, India | TOI

For decades I have argued that the railway budget is a colonial aberration that should be abolished. Wonder of wonders, the government now agrees. Arun Jaitley’s next budget will incorporate all railway revenue and spending, so there will be no separate railway budget.
Arvind Chauhan| TNN | Aug 26, 2016,
7th Pay Commission – Government has issued orders on Anomaly Committee


Government of India    Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions

Department of Personnel & Training   JCA Section   North Block, New Delhi

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Railway introduces ‘Tri-Netra’ system for loco pilots during foggy weather 
By Express News Service   Published: 27th August 2016 

BENGALURU: State governments which have created Special Economic Zones (SEZs) can partner with private entities and invest in the development of railway stations near such zones, suggested Adviser-Finance, Railway Board, P V Vaidyalingam.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Titagarh Wagons was up 3.67%, Texmaco Rail and Engineering rose 1.44%, Kernex Microsystems India rose 2.28% and Kalindee Rail Nirman Engineers 2.04%

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gayatri Manu August 24, 2016  News, Quick Bytes

Ashwani Kumar Upadhyaya, a 47-year-old Indian Railways engineer, recently won an award for his innovative idea of developing caterpillar trains — a network of lightweight, elevated train coaches that will run at speeds up to 100 km/hr and will take passengers even to the residential areas.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In order to step up its revenue, Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways has increased the freight rates by up to 19%.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The only private trains in India run at 13km/h and may be on their last legs.
22 Aug 2016
Pandian Express runs with LHB coaches

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the Bangalore division of the South Western Railways (SWR) launched an e-bedroll facility and water-vending machines at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Station (earlier known as City Railway Station) on Monday morning.
Abhilash Botekar| TNN | Aug 22, 2016, 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The plant was set up with an investment USD 63.4 million and the Chinese side holds 51 per cent of the share, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions
Department of Personnel & Training  JCA Section North Block, New Delhi
                                                                                                           Dated the 16th August, 2016
By Mike Head   20 August 2016

Thousands of full-time jobs are being eliminated every month in Australia and real wages are falling, according to official statistics released this week. The results provide a picture, in a limited form, of the accelerating assault being conducted on the working conditions and living standards of the working class.

Friday, August 19, 2016

GATE MEETING in front of all CREW BOOKING On 23.08.2016

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AILRSA organizing gate meeting in front of all crew booking depots in Indian railways on 23rd August 2016 to protest against the fitment/fixation formula for running staff in RBE 93/2016 dated 02.08.2016 which is less than 14.29 declared by Govt of India Gazette dated 25.07.2016 under para 12.
Indian Railways: Following her bronze medal win at the Rio Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik, who is a railway employee, will be awarded Rs 50 lakh and also promoted as a gazetted officer.
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 18, 2016 
Manthank Mehta| TNN | Aug 17, 2016,

Mumbai: Talgo train, which has so far carried out four trials between Mumbai-Delhi route at maximum speed of 140 kmph, may also undergo trial on other routes in the country, including the Konkan Railway route between Mumbai and Goa.
Shri Ram General, ICICI Lombard & Royal Sundaram selected; scheme begins next month for online bookings
Srinand Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | 
Updated: Aug 18, 2016
The Indian Railways (IR) have called off negotiations with a Japanese consortium for the acquisition and indigenous manufacture of Next-Gen locos. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aug 08, 2016 - MANISH ANAND |  New Delhi

After redesignating Railway Board members on functional lines, the railway ministry is now planning to seek Cabinet approval soon for its next big reform: of merging about 10 different cadres into just two — technical and civil — in a bid to optimise manpower capacity, besides cutting down on red-tapism.
Aug 17, 2016 |   Age CorrespondentMumbai

Services on Western Railway (WR) were hit during peak evening hours between Virar and Vasai/Nallasopara station after the signalling panel in Virar caught fire on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

With an aim of reducing the energy bill, Railways have firmed up plans to import crude oil directly and started procuring power from the generators.
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 17, 2016 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It was a happy day three years ago when my parents and I set off on a journey to Hardwar. We started from New Jalpaiguri and were to change trains in New Delhi to reach Hardwar. The first half of the journey was to be covered by the NJP-New Delhi Express scheduled to arrive at the New Delhi railway station at 12-10 p.m. The connecting New Delhi-Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express would depart at 3-20 p.m.
Shine Jacob | New Delhi August 15, 2016

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Seventh Pay Commission Committee for allowances244 Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to satate :-

Friday, August 12, 2016

Railway authorities were not present when the boxes containing currency were loaded at Salem on Monday evening, and neither were Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel present when the door of the wagon was opened.

India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [Published on:11 Aug 2016, ]

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rail ministry has floated a tender to explore possibility of Maglev trains in India, which can hit 500 kmph


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Monday, August 8, 2016

Article came in " THE GUARDIAN"
I do little but the benefits are incredible: Anonymous
I imagined I’d be championing workers’ rights. But the reality is an ageing workforce, a scandalous waste of members’ fees and prickly colleagues
Will source power directly from the latter to cut costs, improve operations
Shine Jacob & Shreya Jai | New Delhi August 8, 2016 
The Honble Minister for Railways
Government of India 
Rail Bhawan
New Delhi 110001

Board reiterates its directive to General Managers to set up a system for monitoring progress of work periodically

The Railway Board has cracked the whip on zonal railways that failed to meet monthly targets set for completing new/ongoing projects.
Parth Shastri| TNN | Aug 7, 2016, 
Railways have initiated bold steps for restructuring its Board, including redistribution of work among members and creation of a new post of Advisor from outside for resource mobilisation, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reform agenda earmarked for the national transporter.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

L Mony wrote letter to Joint Secretary, Finance Ministry regarding the anomaly
By RAKESH RANJAN  6 August 2016

With Indian Railways venturing into the age of high-speed rail, the government has tied up with Japan to train the manpower required to drive the new age transport system. 
Swimming Gets Underway


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Indian Railways incurred a loss of Rs 35,700 crore on concessions, subsidies last year
By ZeeBiz WebTeam    Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Shailaja Neelakantan| Jul 27, 2016, 
According to railways, all safety category railway employees are given structured training as per prescribed periodicity at various stages of their career. They also undergo mandatory refresher training programmes.
Wrong signal derails Chennai-Palani Express, four suspended
‘Death on track a challenge’
ANI | New Delhi August 5, 2016 

ixigo, India's leading travel search marketplace, has become the country's second most downloaded train information app after IRCTC by exceeding 9 million downloads with 2 million monthly active users and 4 lakh daily users across 200+ towns in India.
ANI | Agartala (Tripura), Imphal (Manipur)/Dimapur (Nagaland) August 4, 2016 

Indian Railways has announced mega expansion plans to improve connectivity and infrastructure in other northeastern states apart from Tripura. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu recently launched two different projects in Manipur and Nagaland.
On the lines of civil aviation sector, Indian railways is keen to bring in private companies to build and operate private rail in India just like the private airlines.
Indian Railways-led by Suresh Prabhu may start getting Tejas coaches by the end of this month.
By: Swarnim Ajay | Updated: August 4, 2016 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Press Trust of India | New Delhi August 4, 2016 

In a major restructuring, the railways today changed the designation of Board Member (Mechanical) and Member (Electrical) while redesignating them as Member (Rolling Stock) and Member (Traction), respectively. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Central Railway    Press Release

Shri Akhil Agrawal, New General Manager, Central Railway

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

In the first phase, the new uniforms will be issued to five lakh of 13 lakh employees of the Indian Railways

Mahendra K Singh| TNN | Aug 2, 2016, 

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