Indian Railways Stops Promoting Senior Officers; Performance Will Be The Only Criteria Now
The Indian Railways is all set to consider performance over seniority as a criterion for promoting officers holding key positions such as Divisional Railway Managers, General Managers, and Board Members.
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Indian Railways Launches A Bold Reform-Initiative and Abolishes An Age-Old Practice!
As the Indian Railways is passing through a tough time, posts like General Manager (GM), Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), and Board members remain significant to lay the foundation for the smooth running of railways in the future.
A senior Railways Ministry official with knowledge in the matter said that with a view to having top-performing officials with proven track-records on board, the Indian Railways has made some amends to the selection procedure of promotion.
For the final approval of the proposal to set up a selection panel, the Group of Secretaries with some recommendations will forward it to the Group of Ministers. The officials said that once the proposal is enforced, it will have far-reaching implications on the functioning of railways.
Indian Railways Working Towards Bettering Its Operations!
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdowns, passenger railway revenues have taken a massive hit.
The passenger revenue has dipped by around Rs 30,000 crore as of now, as compared to the same time last year, according to data.
This calls for streamlining the operations in the passenger segment as well as an innovative approach to increase the earnings.
The preparatory measures for a single Indian Railways Management Service (IRMS), an amalgamation of 8 rail services, is already underway.
To end the “departmentalization” and “cultural silos” in Indian Railways, Cabinet had decided to introduce IRMS in 2019.
The Indian Railways is working on the betterment of management which will be beneficial to the national transporter.