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Thursday, October 8, 2020

e-Pass/e-PTO of HRMS



Latest instructions dated 06.10.2020 issued by ECoR

·        Clickfor User guidelines and SOP of e-Privilege Pass/PTO module

·        Paradigm shift as far as staff matters.

·        E-Privilege Pass/PTO module of HRMS (Human Resources Management System)

·        To promote Digital/Paperless ticketing

Significant features

·        Implemented w.e.f 24.08.2020

·        Till 31.10.2020 - Physical and Digital Passes/PTOs are available

·        From 01.10.2020 onwards - Digital Passes/PTOs only available

·        Digital Passes/PTOs - Staff can avail



Manual Booking

Online Booking


PRS Counters



UTS Counters

UTS Mobile App


·        All rules i.e., booking of ticket, revalidation, usage, charging etc regarding physical Passes/PTOs shall remain same in e-Passes/PTOs with minor operational amendments, where ever required.

·        Data entry in 2 modules of HRMS i.e., 1. Employee Master and 2. e-SR is almost completed for enabling the issue of digital passes/PTOs to the Staff.


Thursday, April 23, 2020


IR-WCMS - Indian Railways Works Contract Management System

·         Source: Click for Railway Board Letter dated 21.04.2020

·         Developed by CRIS

·         Web enabled application ( i.e., work on any device that can run on a supported browser and has an active Internet connection)

·          hosted on https://ircep.gov.in/

·         Applicable from 01.05.2020 for all new works in Engineering Dept

  • Integrated with IREPS for importing data and IPAS for release of payment to contractors.

·              Covers:   all the activities associated with contract handling which inter-alia include the following:

    1. Submission of Performance Guarantee
    2. Preparation & signing of contract agreement
    3. Billing and its integration with IPAS for Payment
    4. NS items preparation and sanction

e.      Variation statement preparation and sanction

f.        Extension of DOC (Date of Completion)

g.       Release of PG/SD

h.      Correspondence between Railways with contractors

·              The e-module for Zonal Contracts has also been developed.

·         IR-WCMS not applicable for

·         Contracts having provision of contractor's measurement

·         Composite contracts having scope of Elect. & S&T works also

·         Contracts having provision for release of advances to contractors

·         The modules for above are also under development and shall be launched soon.

·          In the First phase, Engineering Dept of 17 Divisions  in Indian Railways already implemented. 

·         Board has been decided to extend this e-application to all new works awarded on or after 01.05.2020 in Engineering Dept of all the Divisions in Indian Railways.

·           Exemption - Applicable of WCMS   - With DRM's personal approval with reasons recording.

·           In any case, Works Contract shall not be handled both manually and on IR-WCMS.

·              Only new contracts shall be handled on IR-WCMS. The ongoing contracts shall continue to be handled manually.

·              However TC (Tender Committee) proceedings and LOA need to be through IREPS only.  Later the same may be imported to IR-WCMS.

·              Since railway clerical staff, supervisors and contractors would be operating IR-WCMS, officers who have already been trained by CRIS shall provide necessary training to them.

·              Being a financial application, officers are strictly advised not to share their passwords with others and keep digital key in their personal custody.

·              Final phase - The IR-WCMS in Engineering dept should be replicated to other depts i.e., Electrical, S&T, Mechanical also by 30.06.2020.  Training of Officers & staff of other depts should be impart by the Officers of Engineering Dept.

·              Following users have been created as Administrator and they can further create other users as per requirements. Users are advised to change the password immediately after first login :


Login ID


Example for

"Firozpur" divison

         <Div                           FZR


sdenc<div code>




adrminfra<div code>




sdfm<div code>




·              IR-WCMS would assist officers, staff as well as contractors to a large extent in efficiently managing works contracts.

·              For any assistance in operating IR-WCMS, officers may kindly contact the following officials:



Contact Number

Shri S P Ojha

Sr.Project Engineer/CRIS


Shri A Rehman



Shri P S Gupta

EDCE/G, Railway Board




Monday, January 13, 2020

RTIS – Real-time Train Information System

RTIS – Real-time Train Information System

·         Project executed by CRIS – Centre for Railway Information System, an IT arm of Indian Railways in collaboration with ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation.

·          This requirement gained greater significance after implementation of ICT based Control Office Application (COA) on all divisions of Indian Railways. As COA is already integrated with National Train Enquiry System (NTES), accurate real-time information for passengers will get enabled automatically as a by-product.

·         Object:  Automatic acquisition of train movement data i.e., arrival, departure, run through timings at Railway stations

·         As part of the project, RTIS devices have been installed in Locomotives.

·         Indian Railways has  15000 Locos  ( 5500 electric locomotives, 6500 diesel locomotives and 3000 EMU/ MEMU /DMUs). As of now (till November, 2019), 2700 devices are installed in Phase 1.

1.       Automatic capture of train running Information & automatic plotting of Control Charts in COA.
2.       Stress free work conditions for train controllers.
3.       Accurate train running information to passengers.
4.       Improving the efficiency of train control.
5.       Richer MIS for management.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

e-DAS ( Drawing Approval System)


·         e-DAS expands as Electronic Drawing Approval  System

·          Developed by SCR - South Central Railway along with M/s Capricot and RVNL - Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
·         Implemented pan Indian Railways.  

·         Object:  online approval of Drawings for preparation of Detailed Estimates at faster pace and speed up the Tendering process.

·         Centralizes the data by storing the drawings in a  secure location on the server.  Also ensures backup and restoration of the files which eliminates the risk of data loss.

·          Provides accountability at various stages while processing Drawings for approval.


1.      Paperless working
2.      Speedy approval of Drawings.
3.      Eliminating the conventional method of storing the data in local  had drives or manual.
4.      Ensures backup and restoration of the files which eliminates the risk of data loss.  
5.      Accountability of various stages while processing Drawings for approval.
6.      Saving a lot of time.