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Showing posts with label outsourcing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label outsourcing. Show all posts

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Vadlapudi Wagon Repair Shop - Outsourced


First outsourced Wagon Repair Workshop  - Vadlapudi 

  • At Vadlapudi, near Visakhapatnam In ECoR 

  • Construction by RVNL


  • 203 Acres  


  • 360 Crores - Cost of Construction 

  • Capacity 200 Wagons per month (2400 Wagons per year) 


  • Operation and management  (POH activity) of Wagon Repair shop entrusted / outsourced to Railway PSU - M/s Braithwaite & Co. ltd.  


  • First time, complete operationalisation and maintenance (POH activity) of Wagon Repair shop outsourced with the approval of the Railway Board.

  • It seems POH activity of Rolling stock in New workshops going to outsourced citing staff shortage. 


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Is it Privatisation or Outsourcing in Indian Railways ?

In-house vs. Outsourced Software Development | App Owners Perspective

Is it Privatization or Outsourcing in Indian Railways ?

The Railways has around 13 lakh permanent employees and over 4.5 lakh contractual and outsourced staff. It shows a ratio of 3:1.  May be in coming days, it may be jump to 2:1

Activities (termed as Non Core) that are already outsourced on a phased manner in Indian Railways are :

·         AC Coach attendants
·         Platform cleaning
·         Security
·         Executing the works in Indian Railways
·         P.Way maintenance
·         Catering & Pantry car
·          Hospitality
·         Doctors in Railway Hospital
·           Supply of Bed linen in AC Coaches
·          OBHS – On Board Housekeeping Services
·          Parcel vans
·         Sanitation in Railway colonies
·         Managing Retiring Rooms Dormitories
·         Housekeeping of Railway Stations
·         Railtel for telecom operations
·         RVNL for construction activities
·         Disburse salaries through NEFT (thereby reducing the Cash office staff)
·         Doorstep Banking
·         Engineering Surveys
·         Painting or removal of paint of Rolling Stock in Production Units / Workshops
·         Maintenance of IVRS – Interactive Voice Response System
·         Transportation of released track material
·         Leasing of SLR space
·         Unscheduled and scheduled repairs of house wiring and operations of  Pumps/DG sets / Stationery AC Plants/ Distribution network of power supply
·         Unscheduled repair of major electrical assembly of locomotives / multiple units / Alternaor / fans / Compressor in AC Coaches
·         Waiting halls in Platforms

Proposed / Contemplated activities are

·         PMC – Project Management Consultancy – Supervising the Works
·         Corporatisation of Railway Production Units and Workshops
·         Corporatisation of all construction activities
·         Railway Station operations (as a whole )
·         EPC – Engineering , Procurement and Construction (from estimate stage to completion stage)
·         Certain activities of Salary preparation, maintenance of Provident Fund / NPS etc
·         Private Trains

The above list is endless. I advise Railway employees to face any eventuality of the rapid changes in the Indian Railways in coming days.


I am neither pro nor against the above reforms / privatisation of the Non core activities of Indian Railways.