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Railways to consider jobs to children in lieu of VRS

Job in lieu of VRS

Making the safety-related voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) more lucrative, Railways today said it is considering a move to provide employment to the ward of an employee availing the scheme as well as relaxing the age limit under it.

At present, the scheme is available to only gangmen in group D and drivers in group C attaining the age of 55 to 57 years.

Under the new proposal, the scheme will be extended to all safety category staff like pointsmen, khalasi and others.

The age limit will be reduced to 50 years and a ward of the staff will get employment on availing the scheme.

We are considering the move to provide employment to the ward of a railway employee availing the scheme,” Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said attending a All India Running staff Conference organized by All India Railwaymen’s Federation today on 13 July, 2010 at New Delhi

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Organisation Structure of Indian Railway Visit: http://LTRSNRMU.blogspot.com/

Minister for Railways   – Mamata Banerjee

Email ID – mr@rb.railnet.gov.in

 

Minister of State for Railways – K. H. Muniyappa

Email ID – msrm@rb.railnet.gov.in

 

Minister of State for Railways – E. Ahamed

Email ID – msra@rb.railnet.gov.in

 

 

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Indian Railways Vision 2020 & White Paper on Indian Railways

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CBI will conduct criminal enquiry of Railway Accidents. GM, DRM & Branch Officers may held Responsible- Railsamachar

रेल अधिकारी अपना ‘कट’ लेना बंद करें-रेलमंत्री
  • रेल अधिकारी ‘क्लब कल्चर’ छोडें
  • रेल दुर्घटनाओं की सीबीआई से आपराधिक जाँच कराई जायेगी
  • दुर्घटनाओं के लिए जीएम, डीआरएम् और ब्रांच अफसरों को जिम्मेदार ठहराया जाएगा

नई दिल्ली : मथुरा में हुई दो ट्रेनों की दहशतनाक टक्कर के तुंरत बाद ठाणे, मुंबई में २३ अक्तूबर को ट्रैक के ऊपर पुल का गर्डर/pa[plaa[na गिरने saoहुई दर्दनाक घटना और लगातार ३०-३५ घंटों तक सभी ट्रेनों के बंद रहे आवागमन से मुंबई के लाखों दैनिक रेल यात्रियों की परेशानी को देखकर और शायद इससे होने वाली अपनी भारी आलोचना से बचने के मद्देनजर रेलमंत्री सुश्री ममता बनर्जी ने २३ अक्तूबर को ही आनन – फानन रेलवे बोर्ड पहुंचकर पुरे बोर्ड की इमरजेंसी मीटिंग बुलाकर सभी अधिकारियों की लम्बी खिंचाई का डाली।
सूत्रों का कहना है की ममता ने अधिकारियों को सामानों की खरीद और आउट सोर्सिंग तथा टेंडर सिस्टम में अपनी कमीशनखोरी खत्म करने को कहा है। सूत्रों का तो यहाँ तक कहना है की ममता ने इसके लिए वास्तव में ‘कट’ जैसे टपोरियों की भाषा के शब्द का साफ़ इस्तेमाल किया जिससे ईमानदार अफसरों के होठों पर भी मुस्कराहट उभर आई, यह देखकर रेलमंत्री भी उनका मंतव्य समझकर हलके से मुस्कराए बिना नहीं रह सकीं।
रेलमंत्री के आदेश पर एक तरफ़ पैलेस ऑन व्हील्स का मजा ले रहे दक्षिण पूर्व रेलवे के महाप्रबंधक श्री ए.के.जैन को उनकी छुट्टियाँ रद्द करके तुंरत वापस बुलाया गया तो दूसरी तरफ़ उनके और लालू के सबसे बड़े सिपहसालार रहे सीऍफ़टीएम्/द.पू.रे.श्री बी.डी.राय, जो की इस पड़ पर पिछले करीब ५ सालों से बिराजमान थे, को तुंरत प्रभाव से इस पद से हटा दिया गया है जिससे तमाम अफसरों के कलेजे को काफी ठंढक मिली है क्योंकि लालू वरदहस्त होने के कारण श्री राय अपनी मनमानियों के चलते बहुतों को अपना दुश्मन बना लिए थे।
उधर मथुरा के पास हुई ट्रेनों की टक्कर और उसमें दो दर्जन से ज्यादा मौतों के लिए जिम्मेदार ठहराकर ममता ने आगरा मंडल के मंडल रेल प्रबंधक श्री के.जी.त्रिपाठी को उनके पद से हटा देने का आदेश दिया है।
२३ अक्तूबर की इमरजेंसी बोर्ड मीटिंग में बताते हैं की रेलमंत्री ने न सिर्फ़ रेल अधिकारियों की सभी विदेश यात्राओं पर अगले एक साल तक के लिए प्रतिबन्ध लगा दिया है बल्कि पिछले ५ वर्षों के दरम्यान जितने भी फ्रेट रेकों का एलाटमेंट हुआ है सभी की जाँच सीबीआई से कराने को कहा है। सूत्रों का कहना है की रेलमंत्री ने आउट ऑफ़ टर्न रेक एलाटमेंट की गलत परंपरा को तुंरत प्रभाव से रोक देने को कहा है.

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Delay killed motorman R Ramchandran, Mumbai Local Accident, Sudhir Kumar, CRS,will conduct an enquiry

Freak Rly mishap kills two, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a compensation Rs 5 lakh to the families of those killed, Rs 1 lakh to those seriously injured and Rs 10,000 to those who received minor injuries in the Thane bridge collapse.

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TMC, CR in blame game Even as the railway services are yet to be restored, a blame game has started between CR and Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC). While CR spokesperson A K Singh said they have asked the TMC to carry out necessary repairs, however, they have not done it yet. On the other hand TMC City Engineer K D Lala said that they have several times sought permission of the railway to change the girders, however, the CR never accorded permission.

Probe ordered Commissioner Railway Safety, Central Circle, Sudhir Kumar will conduct an enquiry on Monday at Thane station, and on Tuesday in Divisional Railway Manager’s office at CST-Mumbai.

Delay killed motorman R Ramchandran, the motorman who died in the tragic accident near Thane railway station was battling for life for over three hours in the motorman’s cabin as the firemen failed to remove him from the debris in time.The motorman was trapped in his cabin as it was completely damaged. Pipeline, overbridge falls on Kalyan local Trains to Pune, Nashik, Nagpur affected

Two persons including a motorman were killed and 10 others were injured, two of them grievously, when a portion of under construction Road Over Bridge along with adjacent water pipelines collapsed over a speeding suburban train in Kopri between Thane and Mulund stations on the Central Railway, severely disrupting the train traffic.

The train, K37, was on its way to Kalyan from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus when the incident took place at 10.52 am.The mishap ­ in which the pipeline carrying water from western part of Thane to the eastern parts burst and the railway overhead electricity wires snapped ­ threw railway traffic out of gear. Normalcy is expected only by Saturday evening.

As soon as the report of the incident came, an accident relief van was rushed to the spot.
Services on all the four up and down lines were affected because of the accident. It would take nearly 30 hours to restore the services, CR officials said.

On Friday evening, train services were being run between CST-Ghatkopar and ThaneKalyan and beyond. Pass-holders of CR were allowed to travel on Western Railway (WR) and harbour routes.

WR tied up with MSRTC to run buses between Borivli and Thane/Bhiwandi. Similarly, pass-holders were also allowed to travel between CST-Vashi-Thane route. As many as 88 additional buses were deployed between CST-Sion-Ghatkopar-Thane.
Heavy rush was seen at some railway stations, however, CR was constantly updating the passengers through SMS alert system besides Radio and TV announcements.
The girders and pipes fell on the motorman’s cabin and the adjacent luggage compartment, trapping several people ­ including the motorman. While most of the trapped commuters were rescued by the onlookers present and fire brigade personnel, the motorman ­ identified as R Ramachandra (43) ­ remained trapped inside his cabin till 2.30 pm. He, however, died before he could be rushed to the Thane civil hospital.
One more person ­ who had died earlier ­ was identified as Subhash Popat Nikam, a resident of Bhandup.
Of the 10 injured all of whom are undergoing treatment at the Thane civil hospital, the condition of two is said to be serious

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Mamata: 1.7 lakh vacancies in railways will be filled soon

1.7 lakh vacancies in railways, says Mamata
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has over 1.7 lakh vacancies which will be filled after the current recruitment process is reviewed, Railway Minister
Mamata Banerjee informed the Rajya Sabha.
Replying to questions, she said the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is being reviewed. "We have to examine (the recruitment process) and address lacunae. We will come back once we have done the review."
She said there were issues of regional aspirations and problems in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Guwahati over RRB exams. "We are reviewing the entire process."
Of the total sanctioned strength of 15,66,964 employees, there were 1,72,444 vacancies, she said. Most of the vacancies were in Group ‘C’ at 1,12,566, followed by Group ‘D’ at 58,329. There are 1,549 vacancies in A and B, she said.
"Any large organisation like the Railways will have certain vacancies at any point of time. Arising of and filling up of vacancies is a continuous process," she said. "Vacancies arise due to normal retirement, voluntary retirements, deaths, promotions or creation of posts. Vacancies are filled primarily through open market recruitment and promotions."
To a separate question, she said there was a backlog of 1,814 vacancies of SCs in Group ‘C’ service of the Railways and 1,688 for STs. There is no backlog of vacancies of SC and ST in recruitment for Group A and B.

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…But, dear, dear, where is Mamata?

…But, dear, dear, where is Mamata?

After the Aila devastation, she was the first to rush to the cyclone affected areas pre-empting any relief action by the state government. After she had gained centre stage and made the Left Front ministers look like lame ducks who shied away from cyclone waters, and used all her powers and resources to execute a perfect relief operation on a war-footing, Mamata Banerjee, who would have us believe that Bengal is first and last on her agenda, is now nowhere to be seen.

She is, you see, railways minister and she has a Budget at hand. In other words, she is too busy for Bengal now though she may be in Kolkata and mouthing the usual vitriol against the CPI (M).  But, is this the time for all this politics; that the CPI (M) is to be blamed for the rise of the Maoists and that the Trinamool is not in any way connected to what is happening out there? Is this the time to drive the last nail when the chief minister’s coffin is anyway sealed and ready? Is this the politics that she talks of which has a ‘human face’?

And so what if Lalgarh reminds us of those terror days when we were kids and the Naxalites organised killing fields throughout the state in the early Seventies? And what about all those six ministers who were despatched all over the Aila areas in the wake of the storm? They are in Delhi too, may be helping Didi make up her mind on the Budget. Which ticket to cost how much, whether we should have biryani on the Howrah-Delhi Rajdhani or may be, it’s time we thought of a new train to the Sunderbans where if you showed an Aila card, you could travel for free. Something, anything which will make the big Bengali papers and TV channels sing Khaled’s chartbuster "Didi, Didi", may be, even invite Usha Utthup for a charity show with this song as the theme. Oh, Didi loves Usha-di, you must know!

In short, the chief Opposition party is nowhere to be seen when they were most wanted. Bengal is crying for help now. We are tired of terror. Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya is grasping at any straw that he can manage to catch sight of. Even his detractors in the party and Front are with him in this hour of acute crisis. Now, when all political parties are required to sit and chalk out a plan to finish these Maoists to the last man, Didi has not even made a single conciliatory gesture, let alone visiting the Lalgarh area or sending her ministers.

We understand that no legitimate body rules Lalgarh any longer, let alone the Trinamool, which was never a force there. But surely, if the Aila was important enough for her to take oath in Kolkata instead of Delhi, surely Lalgarh, which may result in worst calamity in the long run, deserved at a least a dekho by Didi.

But she is content in Delhi and forgets now that she had promised that she would spend five days of a working week in Kolkata and look after our problems in this wretched city of dreadful nights. But the dreadful nights are already taking shape again. Aila was made by nature; nobody except some other power could resolve the problem.

Here, the Maoists are men, some even boys, and they are holding a state to ransom. The Railways Budget could have been handled by her babus for just a day. Mamata, we all expected, would call Chhatradhar Mahato’s bluff and being the lady of fire that she is portrayed to be, we hoped that she, along with her six ministers, would tour the ravaged forests and Lalgarh town bargaining for peace or meet fire with her brand of fire, now added with power.

But no, Aila brings tears; Maoists, contrarily, are harbingers of revolution. There are no drowning men and women, no bricks as pillows on embankments, no tides threatening to wash everything away. The hungry tides of the Sunderbans beckons politicians for more reason than mere whetting the appetites of the poor; the Maoists have just the opposite effect.

They give good reason to be perfect pawns in a larger game of Opposition non-participation and staying busy so that Buddhadeb suffers that extra more. And may be, given just one more round of police firing after the tragedy of Nandigram in 2007, be forced to resign. Act V, Scene V. Applause from the Trinamool benches. Encore, please.

There are more things in heaven and earth than our politics can dream of, our Didi should be told.

Today, we heard Home Minister P. Chidambaram take a pot-shot at Buddhadeb and tell newsmen, not without a smirk, that there seemed to be a division within the state government over the operation in Lalgarh and its timing. Yes, in Kolkata, we know there is.

Buddhadeb is not exactly a man who is loved by everybody in his own team but what is worse is that here, he has proven yet again that he is a weaker man, a man who compares shoddily with his predecessor, Jyoti Basu. He cannot take a decision if that means asking the CRPF to open fire. And fire they have to anyway because the Maoists out there are not exactly readying and arming themselves to the teeth wondering how to play a game of thieves and robbers. It’s a crucial decision, a decision which boys cannot take but men just have to.

But everybody knows one thing for sure. If there is single round of firing in Lalgarh and one man dies as a result, all hell will break loose and Mamata Banerjee will be the first person along with her six-man entourage to rush to Lalgarh sympathising with the mother, wife and sister of the victim and asking for Buddhadeb’s head. And the CM will then have to resign. He just does not have any epilogue option left in this novel or drama, depending on which sort of genre you fashion Lalgarh as.

But, dear Didi, politics is not always expediency. It is also a time when all parties, irrespective of the fact that you want to gouge the other man’s eyes out during the talks across the table, have to meet and thrash out a solution. Bengal is in danger. Forget the chief minister. Visit Lalgarh with your team.  Make those men with bows and arrows see reason. Show the world that you do not have politics in mind when innocent women and children are being used as shields. And, finally, go out there before the chief minister does so and yet again prove that you are the girl who has grown up to be woman. You have a voice now which is pan-Indian. All of us applauded when you played supermom after Aila.

Now we want you to play Terminator. And please don’t say you don’t have the dates.

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