Ministry of Railways Schemes
Avataran is an umbrella program consists of 7 missions such as,
- Mission 25 Tonne – It aims to increase revenue by augmenting carrying capacity.
- Mission Zero Accident – It comprises of two sub missions such as Elimination of unmanned level crossings on broad Gauge in the next 3-4 years and Equipping 100% of the High Density Network with Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS).
- Mission PACE (Procurement and Consumption Efficiency) – It aims to improve procurement and consumption practices to improve the quality of goods and services.
- Mission Raftaar – It targets doubling of average speeds of freights trains and increasing the average speed of superfast mail/express trains by 25 kmph in the next 5 years. It will complement Mission 25 Tonne to increase throughput of the railway system.
- Mission Hundred – Under this mission, at least a hundred sidings will be commissioned in the next 2 years. Siding refers to low-speed track section / track branch distinct from a running line.
- Mission beyond book-keeping – It will establish an accounting system where outcomes can be tracked to
- Mission Capacity Utilisation – It proposes to prepare a blueprint for making full use of the huge new capacity that will be created through two Dedicated Freight Corridors between Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi- Kolkata scheduled to be commissioned by 2019.
- The Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (VIKALP) scheme aims to facilitate waitlisted passengers to get an alternative train accommodation within 12 hours of the original train.
- The waitlisted passengers will get confirmed accommodation in next alternative train if they opt for it while booking.
- No extra charges will be paid by the passenger to avail this scheme.
Clone train services:
- The proposed service will run‘ on high-demand routes within an hour of a scheduled train‘s departure to accommodate those on its waiting list.
- The idea yis to ensure that they reach their destination around the same time they had originally envisaged.
Rail Safety Fund:
- The new rail safety fund called ―Rashtriya Rail SanrakshaKosh‖ to be utilized for track improvement, bridge rehabilitation work, improved inspection work etc.
- It is a non-lapsable fund created by Ministry of Finance, since the union and railway budgets will be merged for the first time.
- It receives fund from this year budget allocation and also from the Central Road Fund.
- The Central Road Fund is collected by levying Cess on diesel and petrol for safety-related work.
- The Rail Safety Fund was setup based on the recommendation of a committee headed by Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Chairman.
- Operation Swarn is launched by the Railway Ministry to improve services in Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express
- Under the project, the Indian Railways will focus attention on 10 key areas — punctuality, cleanliness, linen, coach interiors, toilets, catering, staff behaviour, security, entertainment, housekeeping and regular feedback.
- It is the grievance redressal portal launched by the Ministry of Railways.
- It is the first IT application to be launched on the Rail Cloud.
- It is a platform for resolution of service related grievances of serving and former railway employees.
Initiatives by Ministry of Railways:
- SRESTHA – New R&D organisation to serve the future technology needs of Railways.
- SUTRA – A special unit for Transportation Research and Analytics.
- The team will be involved in World class data analytics, simulation softwares, network optimisation and decision support systems.
- “Sampark, samanvay and Samvad” is a conclave organized by the Ministry of Railways to discuss and deliberate ―Vision for New Railway – New India 2022‖.
- The conclave is aimed at breaking the boundary put up by railway organization in sharing information (sampark), improves co-ordination (samanvay), find solutions (samvad) to the critical issues facing Indian Railways.
- It encouraged all officers to give inputs and bring out the ground realities and potential impediments to implementation of new policies and reforms.
- It is a comprehensive training programme launched by Indian Railways.
- It is an up skilling exercise to upgrade skill and knowledge will be held for all employees of Indian Railways.
- Under this plan, all employees in each zone will be put through a week‘s training in skills and knowledge relevant to their work area over next one year.
- The training, as per the calendar, will be completed within 9 months
|Project Saksham||Ministry of Finance||Its objective is to develop a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).|
|Project Saksham||Ministry of Railways||It is a comprehensive training program for all employees of Indian Railways to boost productivity & efficiency|
|Saksham(Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav)||Ministry Of Petroleum and Natural gas||It is an annual flagship event to create focused attention on fuel conservation through people centric activities|
|Saksham||Ministry of Rural Development||Capacity Building program – a training module that uses Remote Sensing and GIS tools for project planning and monitoring component.|
|Saksham Scholarship||Scheme Ministry of HRD||Encouraging economically weaker differently-able students to pursue technical education at Diploma and Degree levels.|
- Indian Railways has launched the mission Satyanishtha.
- It aims at sensitizing all railway employees about the need to adhere to good ethics and to maintain high standards of integrity at work.
- It is the first ever such mission by any government organisation.
- The objectives of the Mission are
- To train every employee to understand the need and value of ethics in Personal and Public life.
- To deal with ethical dilemmas in life and Public Governance.
- To help understand the policies of Indian Railways on ethics and integrity and the employee‘s role in upholding the same.
- To develop inner governance through tapping inner resources.