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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sudesh Kumar takes over as Member (Electrical) in Railway Board

INDIAN Railway officer of 1972 batch Sudesh Kumar has taken over as Member (Electrical), Railway Board in ministry of railways. Engineering Graduate of IIT, Khadagpur and India Railway electrical engineering service officer, Mr Sudesh took charge of new office on October 8, 2009. He was now posted as General Manager, North Central Railways with headquaters at Allahabad. During his long career in the India Railways, Mr Kumar has served at important positions which include Chief Electrical Engineer South- Central Railways, Divisional Railway Manager Asansol, Additional Member (Electrical). Mr Kumar has undertaken tours to England, South Africa and Switzerland for enriching professional & technical knowledge, a release said.

You can apply for public policy course at MDI till Oct 26 The last date of application for the 4th Post Graduate Diploma Programme in public policy and management in 2009-2011at Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon has been extended till October 26, 2009. A circular from the DoPT has been marked to all chief secretaries of states and Union Territories and secretaries to government of India. Earlier, the last date of application for this training programme, meant for Indian officers, was October 12. DoPT circular on extension of last date

4 comments:

  1. Mr Sudesh Kumar is a dynamic railway officer. But he will need to show direction to Ministry of Railways and break bureaucracy to quickly modernize the aging signaling and telecommunications backbone and improve safety and reliability of train control systems. We have alrready seen two major accidents in North of India. Hope these incidents will lead to introduction of Signaling Design Automation, Train Protection Warning Systems/ AWS and GSM-R

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  2. This is in reference to two accidents that we have witnessed recently near Mathura and near Jaipur. As citizens we are entitled to know the root cause of the train accidents from the Railway Board and Hon'sble Minister of Railways. We understand that Indian Railway has made significant investments in technologies and then why these safe guard mechanisms are not working.

    1. Can people in the Indian Railways update us how many trains are equipped with train protection systems and warning systems
    2. How much money is spent per train in equipping the train with train protection systems and warning systems
    3. Which vendor or contractor did the work for implementing train protection systems
    4. What steps Indian Railways has taken to prevent such accidents
    5. We have read that Konkan Railways has developed Anti Collision Device indigenously. What are the current issues in the current system. If the current systems are not working, we should scrap them and buy from reputed international technology vendor and improve the safety
    6. How does Indian Railways ensure that signalling department has deployed designed and tested the signaling systems, applications and infrastructure as per the latest European standards CENELEC standards and SIL4 requirements. What proof the signalling dept is gathering from vendors to ensure that their design and tests go through thorough due diligence
    7. Who is accountable for such accidents
    8. What monitoring systems are in place for better track engineering
    I strongly feel that media combined with public pressure can make government officials accountable and improve safety. I hope you will post this email on your popular blog site.

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  3. This is in reference to two accidents that we have witnessed recently near Mathura and near Jaipur. As citizens we are entitled to know the root cause of the train accidents from the Railway Board and Hon'sble Minister of Railways. We understand that Indian Railway has made significant investments in technologies and then why these safe guard mechanisms are not working.

    1. Can people in the Indian Railways update us how many trains are equipped with train protection systems and warning systems
    2. How much money is spent per train in equipping the train with train protection systems and warning systems
    3. Which vendor or contractor did the work for implementing train protection systems
    4. What steps Indian Railways has taken to prevent such accidents
    5. We have read that Konkan Railways has developed Anti Collision Device indigenously. What are the current issues in the current system. If the current systems are not working, we should scrap them and buy from reputed international technology vendor and improve the safety
    6. How does Indian Railways ensure that signalling department has deployed designed and tested the signaling systems, applications and infrastructure as per the latest European standards CENELEC standards and SIL4 requirements. What proof the signalling dept is gathering from vendors to ensure that their design and tests go through thorough due diligence
    7. Who is accountable for such accidents
    8. What monitoring systems are in place for better track engineering


    I strongly feel that media combined with public pressure can make government accountable and improve safety.

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  4. Hon'ble Minister and Distinguished members of the Railway Board- This one is for you!!!!
    ==============================================
    Why Indian Railways is suffering from poor implementation of new systems, application and upgrade of infrasructure.

    Perhaps it raises more questions than answers
    1. Pay grade scale of some senior officer is
    awfully low, can it ever attract person with proven track record and relevant credentials in project management
    2. Railway Officers lack the negotiation power and take vendor to task for their product failure. Why Railway Officers are not trained in best practices in negotiation and communication. Even if they are trained, there is a huge attrition and Indian Railways is unable to retain
    3. Ind Rail Staff College: It trains people on archaic, 19th century course material. Has it prepared railways officer on emerging technologies, best practices of deployment, labor management? If yes, then why we have not seen the college produce good officers?

    Please comment on my above two comments posted.

    Regards,
    Ranjan Dutta, Kolkatta

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