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  • 1. POLICIES OF INDIANRAILWAYSA Report By: Jinan Navlakha 144 Nischay Gupta 148 Tirup Patel 171 Vivek Jhala 175 Ayush Khetan 178
  • 2. Objectives of Project To study the HR practices in the Indian Railways. 
 To investigate changes if any in its HR practices over a period of time and the role of HR in its turnaround strategies.
  • 3. Indian Railway Railways were first introduced to India in 1853. The first train on Indian sub-continent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane. Indian Railways is a departmental undertaking of Government of India. Indian Railways overseen by the Ministry of Railways. Indian Railways is the largest rail network in
  • 4. Indian Railway Indian Railways runs around 11,000 trains everyday, of which 7,000 are passenger trains. It is the worlds second largest employer, with over 1.6 million employees. Indian Railways is administered by the Railway Board, which has a chairman, five members and a financial commissioner.
  • 5. Recruitment & Selection Recruitment and selection is highly formalized . IR classifies its employees in 4 groups.o The gazetted staff, Group “A” & Group “B” (Higher posts).o Non-gazetted staff, Group “C” (clerical, supervisory staff ) Group “D” (technical, other maintenance staff)
  • 6. Recruitment & Selection Group “A” & “B” officers are selected through the Union Public Service Commission, they are civil servants. In case of jobs in Group A and B, candidates belonging to SCs and STs will be given preference if equally qualified and meritorious. Selection of Group “C” employees is also on a national basis, through the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), which is run by existing railway officials. Group “D” employees are recruited through Railway Selection Boards (RSBs) with assistance of the local employment exchanges. All zonal railways fill 15% and 7.5% of their vacancies in Group C and Group D categories from the candidates belonging to SCs and STs respectively. If suitable candidates are not available from these
  • 7. Training Training & Development is available at all levels. All new recruits undergo training when they join. Gazetted officers train at 7 CTIs & additionally undergo management training courses at premier institutes, both in India and abroad The training needs of non-gazetted staff are being taken care of by 200 training centers located across IR. These training institutes specialize in various functional training based on the different functions or departments. Periodic training in the form of Refresher courses or When new technology is introduced.
  • 8. Problems with current HRpractices  Low Motivation  Corrupt Practices followed  Caste Biased  Recommendations  No Performance Appraisal  Promotion based on seniority  No proper training  No Proper IT Facilities & R&D
  • 9. Problems with current HRpractices  No sense of attachment  Work Ethics  Culture  Superior Subordinate relations  Retirement  Leadership  Poor Interface – Customers  Communication between different levels of Management  Brain Drain towards Private Sector
  • 10. Budget highlights Hiring 100,000 staff in FY13. Backlog of SC/ST/OBC and other categories to be wiped off. Introduction of wellness programme for staff. Ensuring proper rest for skilled & technical staff. Rail Khel Ratna Awards. Improvement to railway stations providing employment to 50,000 people. NID to design uniforms for employees.
  • 11. Budget highlights Setting up of recreational facilities in the workplace for the first time. Motivational sessions and development programmes to be conducted. Transparent selection process and continuous appraisal. Huge sum allocated for attracting and developing talent.
  • 12. Allocations(60100cr.) Salary(12000cr.) Staff welfare scheme rail sanghatan vikas yojna’(2000cr.) Pension adalats(3000cr.) Railway ministers relief Fund(4500cr.) Railway school across all the zones(750cr.) Railway college of india(600cr.) Mahila aastha yojna(6000cr.) Research and development scheme(800cr.)
  • 13. Allocations Programme for the specially abled(750cr.) Retirement benefits(2000cr.) Dividend (100cr.) Staff Health Facilities Fund(2000cr.) Staff Quarters Redevelopment fund (housing)(800cr.) Compensation / Employment Guarantee to heir of staff (wife or kid) due to death in a train mishap (on duty)(500cr.) Awards & rewards/perks for most efficient employees(100cr.)
  • 14. Sources of funds Government is giving a loan of 5000 cr. for the colleges and training Hike in fares of Tier I ,II , III A/C coaches Earmarking 2% of exchequers fund for subsidised operations Hiking the loading rates in commodities by 10% . Starting various additional activities like locker service, gps, wi-fi, special long trip trains to boost revenue. Enter into BOT and PPP partnerships for ambitious projects like Upgradation of stations
  • 15. Recommendations The Government of India should give Railways more attention through subsidies and fast track approvals as Railways progress means country’s progress Making amendmends to the existing organisational structure resulting in more transparency Also, relaxing some norms and rules as railways is short on supply and demand is high The people of India and Railway Parivaar to come forward and take active part in the betterment of railways directly or indirectly
  • 16. Thank you