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Cabinet approves restructuring of Railway Board, merging cadres

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 4:45 PM

The Cabinet recently approved the downsizing of Railway Board which will have four members instead of eight, besides the Chairman, and merging of its cadres and departments into a single entity. Union Minister Piyush Goyal asserted that the major restructuring will end the 150-year-old legacy of "departmentalism" that was marked by inefficiency and promote smooth working.
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Railway Board to trim its staff by 25% for efficiency

Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM

The Indian Railways has decided to cut down the staff strength of its board from 200 to about 150 by transferring about five director-level officials and above to zonal railways in a long pending move to enhance efficiency, officials aware of the development said. The transfers would be completed within a month, said a senior official with the railway ministry.
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Railway zones asked to identify routes that can be run by private operators

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8:20 PM

The railways has asked its different zones to identify potentially-viable and operationally-feasible routes for the introduction of privately-operated passenger trains. In a letter dated September 23, the Railway Board has given an indicative list to all the zones, enumerating 24 routes that have the potential of being operated by private-players. The railways notified that the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be operational from October 5.