Railway Accounts Department Examinations

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Transformation cell Circulars - Compendium

Appendix 3 Examination - Question Papers - From 1997 onwards

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Appendix 2 Examination -by NCR - Question Papers - From 2009 onwards  -Click below the Link




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Indian Railways - An Over view


Indian Railways - An Over view

Railway Board consists of Chairman (CRB) and 8 Members (Total 9)

1.       Chairman, Railway Board  (CRB)
2.       Financial Commissioner (FC) - Represents the Ministry of Finance
3.       Member - Traction  (MTR)
4.       Member - Engineering (ME)
5.       Member - Traffic  (MT)
6.       Member - Staff (MS)
7.       Member - Rolling Stock (MRS)
8.       Member - Signal & Telecommunications (MST) - recently upgraded from Director General/S&T
9.       Member - Material Management (MMM) - recently upgraded from Director General/Railway Stores

Director Generals

1. Director General - RHS (Railway Health Services)
2. Director General - Personnel
3. Director General - RPF (Railway Protection Force)

Open Line - ZONAL RAILWAYS -17 - Headed by GMs (General Managers)

SN
Zonal Railway
Headquarters
1
Northern
New Delhi
2
Southern
Chennai
3
Eastern
Kolkata
4
Western
Mumbai
5
Central
Mumbai
6
North Central
Allahabad
7
South Central
Secunderabad
8
East Central
Hazipur
9
West Central
Jabalpur
10
East Coast
Bhubaneswar
11
North Eastern
Gorakhpur
12
North Western
Jaipur
13
North Frontier
Maligaon, Guwahati
14
South Eastern
Kolkata (Garden Reach)
15
South East Central
Bilaspur
16
South Western
Hubli
17
Kolkata Metro
Kolkata

Notes:
·         Kolkata - HQs of 3 Zonal Railways such as Eastern, South Eastern & Kolkata Metro
·         Mumbai - HQs of 2 Zonal Railways such as Central & Western
·         Proposed New Zonal Railway is South Coast Railway with Hqrs at Visakhapatnam.

PUs - Production Units on Indian Railways - Headed by General Managers

1.       CLW- Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, West Bengal
2.       ICF - Integral Coach Factory, Chennai
3.       DLW - Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi
4.       DMW - Diesel loco Modernization Works, Patiala (headed by CAO/R)
5.       RWF - Rail Wheel Factory, Bangalore
6.       RCF - Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala
7.       MCF- Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli
8.       RWP - Rail Wheel Plant, Bela (headed by CAO/R)
Autonomous bodies
1. CRIS - Centre for Railway Information Systems, New Delhi
2. RLDA - Railway Land Development Authority
Other Units
1.       CORE - Central Organisation of Railway Electrification, Allahabad
2.       NF Railway (Construction), Guwahati
3.       COFMOW - Central Organization For Modernization Of Workshops, New Delhi
4.       IROAF - Indian Railway Organization of Alternate Fuels, New Delhi
5.       RDSO - Research, Designs & Standards Organization, Lucknow

Ministry of Railways - CPSEs (Central Public Sector Enterprises)

1.       BCL - Braithwaite & Co. Ltd BSCL
2.       BWEL - Bharat Wagon & Engineering Co Limited
3.       CONCOR - CONtainer CORporation of India Limited
4.       DFCCIL - Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited
5.       IRCON - Indian Railway CONstruction company (IRCON International Ltd is new name)
6.       IRCTC - Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation
7.       IRFC - Indian Railway Finance Corporation
8.       KMRCL - Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited
9.       KRCL - Konkan Railway Corporation Limited
10.   MRVC - Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation
11.    PRCL - Pipavav Railway Corporation Limited
12.   RCIL - Railtel Corporation of India Limited
13.   RITES - Rail India Technical & Economic Services
14.   RVNL - Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
CTIs - Centralized Training Institutes

SN
CTI
Location
Headed by
Dept
1
NAIR
National Academy of Indian Railways
Vadodara
Director General
General for all Depts Personnel, Stores & Medical in particular
2
IRICEN
Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering
Pune
Director
Civil Engineering
3
IRISET
Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering & Telecommunications
Secunderabad
Director
S & T
4
IRIFM
Indian Railway Institute of Financial Management
Secunderabad
Director
Accounts
5
IRIMEE
Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Jamalpur
Director
Mechanical
6
IRIEE
Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering
Nasik
Director
Electrical
7
IRITM
Indian Railway Institute of Traffic Management
Lucknow
Director
Traffic
8
JRRPFA
Jagjivan Ram Railway Protection Force Academy, Lucknow
Lucknow
Director
Security

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100 Days Action Plan – Ministry of Railways


100 Days Action Plan – Ministry of Railways
·         Approved by Minister of Railways Shri Piyush  Goyal in June, 2019

·         Total 11 items

1.       Wi-Fi facility to all Railway Stations
Total
6485
(exclude Halt stations)
Existed already
1603

Balance – Execute through
 private or govt agencies
4882



2.       Passenger subsidy – Reduction
A.      “Give it up” – forego the subsidy voluntarily by the passengers.  2 options.   i) Purchase ticket without subsidy  ii) Purchase ticket with subsidy
B.      At present, IR Recovers only 53% of the cost incurred from passenger transport.  That means, Passenger pays only 53 paisa only out of one rupee spends by Railways. (Loss – 47 paisa)
C.      The above loss i.e., 47 paisa will be reduced using subsidy to be received under “Give it up” scheme.
       3.   Elimination of all Manual Level Crossings on Golden quadrilateral and Diagonals of IR – By
              Construction ROB - Road Over Bridge/RUB- Road Under Bridge

A.      100 % funding – Rs. 50,000 Crores from Govt of India ( No need of funding by State Govts) –
B.      Sanction in single stage at the Central Govt level  treated as National projects
C.      Deadline by year 2023
D.      RUB with water drainage system will be preferred (than ROB) – Because it is shorter in route, lower investments, faster execution
E.       In parallel, Railways work on plan to eliminate Level Crossings at other heavy traffic sections also.
      4.  Speed raising to 160 kmph – New Delhi – Howrah and New Delhi – Mumbai routes – 4 years period – Fixed time, Fixed cost EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) – to avoid cost over runs and time over runs – Occupies 30 % of Passenger traffic and 20% of freight traffic
A.      New Delhi – Howrah route

i) 1525 Kms
ii) Cost - Rs.6684 Crores
iii) Journey time reduced from 17 hours to 12 hours


B.      New Delhi – Mumbai route

i) 1483 Kms
ii) Cost - Rs.6806 Crores
iii) Journey time reduced from 15.5 hours to 10 hours

5.  Private Passenger Trains:  Salient features

A.      Offer 2 trains to IRCTC - Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation
B.      Custody of rakes  - to IRCTC  .  In turn it pay annual lease charges to IRFC ( real owner of rakes)
C.      EOI - Expression Of Interest to identify private operators and finalyse  RFQ - Request For Quotation / RFP- Request For Proposal documents  To initiate bidding for private operators to bid for operating of passenger trains day/overnight connecting important cities.
6. Corporatization of Production Units (PUs) of Rolling Stock - Salient features
A.      Total 7 PUs on IR. They are i) CLW- Chittaranjan Locomotive Works  ii) ICF - Integral Coach Factory, Chennai   iii) DLW - Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi  iv) DMW - Diesel Modernization Works, Patiala v) RWF - Rail Wheel Factory, Bangalore  vi) RCF - Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala and vii) MCF- Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli
B.      All the above PUs are hive off /transfer to newly setup Govt owned entity "Indian Railway Rolling Stock Company - IRRSC " which is headed by CMD - Chairman & Managing Director.
C.      Each PU will be headed by CEO - Chief Executive Officer  .  Each PU will function as an Individual Profit Centre and reporting to the new entity i.e., IRRSC
D.      Objects are i) State of Art Technology  ii) promote exports iii) Superior operational efficiency.
E.       Starting with MCF, Rae Bareli, subsequently all other PUs are taken over by IRRSC in phased manner.   
7.  Digitalization of Indian Railways Network - Salient features
A.      Provision of 10 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz Frequency band to Railways freely (without cost)
B.      For safety, Security and Passenger services
C.      TRAI is examining the proposal and approval is pending from Ministry of Communications.
8. Advanced Signaling system
A.      Help in increasing line capacity on the IR network by 48 % on absolute block system.
B.      Improving punctuality and enhancing safety
9. Station Redevelopment:   Process to be initiate the redevelopment of 50 Railway Stations - IRSDC - Indian Railway Station Development Corporation
10.  Restructuring of Indian Railways
A.      Prepare blue print for restructuring in Indian Railways at all levels including Railway Board.
B.      Rightsizing the Ministry of Railways
C.      Selection of Board members, GMs and DRMs - based on strong delivery performance and leadership qualities.
11. Technological revamp of Indian Railways
A.      Paperless Railways - Implementation of E-office all over Railways in next two years.
B.      Re-organize CRIS - Centre for Railway Information Systems
C.      Upgrading PRS - Passenger Reservation System to next-gen software.
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Acronyms /Abbreviations
1.       ROB - Road Over Bridge
2.       RUB- Road Under Bridge
3.       LHS - Limited Height Subway
4.       LC - Level Crossing
5.       EPC - Engineering Procurement Construction
6.       IRCTC - Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation
7.       EOI - Expression Of Interest
8.       RFQ - Request For Quotation
9.       RFP- Request For Proposal
10.   PU - Production Unit
11.   CLW- Chittaranjan Locomotive Works
12.   ICF - Integral Coach Factory
13.   DLW - Diesel Locomotive Works
14.   DMW - Diesel Modernization Works
15.   RWF - Rail Wheel Factory
16.   RCF - Rail Coach Factory
17.   MCF- Modern Coach Factory
18.   IRRSC - Indian Railway Rolling Stock Company
19.   CMD - Chairman & Managing Director
20.   CEO - Chief Executive Officer 
21.   IRSDC - Indian Railway Station Development Corporation
22.   CRIS - Centre for Railway Information Systems
23.   PRS - Passenger Reservation System