May 29, 2015

Lucknow Metro may not take off before 2017: LMRC Officials



Lucknow (LKO): The Metro would not be a reality in Lucknow before 2017. Construction work itself would continue till 2016, say officials engaged with the project.

At a press conference held on Wednesday, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation’s (LMRC) rolling staff director Mahendra Kumar said the trial run of the Metro, which was supposed to start by September 2016, would not be initiated before December of next year. Thereafter, a six month trial would be held before opening the service for people.

SCR to run two Superfast Special Trains between Secunderabad and Patna

Secunderabad (SC): In order to clear extra rush of passengers during the summer season, South Central Railway will run two Special Trains between Secunderabad and Patna as detailed below:-

Train No. 02791 Secunderabad – Patna Superfast Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 08:35 am on 5th June, 2015 (Friday) and arrive Patna at 04:10 pm on the next day.

Now Book Railway Reservation through Simple SMS! – an IRCTC/CRIS initiative

A user’s guide, comparisons and limitations of the railway’s latest SMS based ticketing service targeting the mobile phone population
Indian Railways now provides enough options for you to avoid the queue at the booking counter. The latest is the SMS ticketing service which targets the 80 percent mobile phone population in India.
Railways has launched the service to book tickets through SMS on July 1. You do not need to download any app and do not even need a phone with internet connection. This is a smart move because only less than 5 percent of India owns a smart phone among the 80 percent who own mobile phones in India.
As with any new service, there are many questions and apprehensions regarding the service; there are a few pointers hence on how to book tickets using the SMS ticketing method.
There are two numbers through which people could book tickets through SMS: 139 and 5676714
Booking through 139
This is a simple process and involves two steps, sending the travel information (date of journey, number of passengers, train number) and getting a transaction id and paying for the ticket. Before getting on to booking your ticket with 139 on SMS, you need the following essentials:
  1. An IRCTC account for which you have to register at www.irctc.in
  2. A mobile number registered both with your bank and IRCTC. A registered mobile number is the one in the records with your bank and can also be used for your banking needs. This same number should be in the records of IRCTC else the SMS ticketing will return an error.
  3. A four-digit Mobile Money Identifier (MMID) code needed for the payment process. To register your bank account for MMID, choose your bank from a list <hyperlink ‘list’ to http://www.npci.org.in/bankmember.aspx> of 26 banks which offer this service.
You can click on the bank in the list which will direct you to bank site which explains the procedure for availing an MMID. For most banks, all one has to do is send one’s MMID followed by the last four digits of your account number from a registered account number to this number. The MMID is sent almost instantly.
Once armed with an IRCTC account, MMID and a registered mobile number, you are ready to book your ticket.
To start, SMS, BOOK <TravelDate(DDMM)> (upto 6 passengers) to 139 to book your ticket.
You will receive a message in the following format:
Transaction id, Ticket Amount, Service Charges, Total Amount Seat status. For Payment: SMS PAY IMPS IRCTCUserID to 139
Decoding the above message:
The customer will get a message with a unique transaction id of seven digits, the amount of the ticket, added service charge, total amount and the status of availability of seats. For payment, the format for SMS code to be sent to 139 will be as follows:
PAY IMPS IRCTCUserID
This where you need to get an OTP. OTP is one-time password provided by the banks for safe banking. Different banks have different procedures for OTP. For example, with ICICI Bank it can be requested by sending ‘OTP’ from a registered mobile number to a specific number provided by ICICI Bank. You can also request it on your registered email id.
Where TID is Transaction id.
IMPS is used when you want to use the mobile payment gateway to pay for the ticket.
OTP or one-time password
IRCTC User Id is your IRCTC user name.
Once your details are verified, your ticket will be booked and you will get a congratulatory message about your ticket booking.
Tickets can be cancelled by sending CAN followed by PNR number and IRCTC user ID to 139. This is for full cancellation. For partial cancellation, the customer needs to send CAN followed by PNR number, IRCTC user ID and passenger name and number.
Booking through 5676714
This method is a little different method of booking tickets. For this method too, the customer would need a mobile number registered with IRCTC and his/her bank account. Apart from IMPS, this also provides the facility to pay by ‘mWallet’ which is a mobile payment platform where payments can be made from an existing account known as ‘Zipcash’.
To register on ‘Zipcash’, all a customer needs to do is send ZIP to 56767 after which a login name and PIN number will be sent to the mobile phone number. You can recharge your Zipcash account online at https://www.zipcash.in/User/commands.html and pay through that when you book your ticket.
To start with the process, SMS START IRCTC user id to 5676714. This message again should be sent from a registered mobile number.
As a reply, the customer will receive the format for sending the SMS along with instructions for booking the ticket. One can get further clarifications by sending HELP to 56767.
The format is as follows:
BOOK Date of journey in DD/MM/YY format, Train number, class, passenger name, age, gender. This is valid for only four passengers.
If all the fields are entered correctly, the customer will receive the following reply:
As mentioned above, payment can be made through IMPS, which is the same as the payment method when ticket is booked through 139 or through MPAY. MPAY is the mobile wallet application through which payments can be made using Zipcash.
For payment, the following SMS needs to be sent to 5676714:
For IMPS method: Pay IMPS
For MPAY method: Pay MPAY
Instructions in both cases would be sent as a reply to the customer. In case of IMPS, customer will have to proceed with MMID and OTP received from the bank to complete the transaction, just as when using 139. Money would be deducted in one step in case of MPAY system where the customers use Zipcash to pay for the ticket.
Limitations
While both the methods provide an easy way to book tickets, you cannot book tickets under any quota and not between 8am and 12am. Everything is in English, which is again a limitation as the target population of mobile owners is not all English-speaking. Both the payment options need you to be under the umbrella of banked population which is also not true of all the people this service is targeting. Hopefully, such shortcomings will be taken care of once the system starts running and changes are made accordingly.
Comparison
In booking with both 139 and 5676714, the 139 method looked easier as it was just a two-step process. In booking with 5676714, the payment step was further divided into two more steps which looked complicated when compared with 139. Of course, 5676714 gives an option to book using Zipcash which will be an easier method for those who already have Zipcash accounts for making other payments. 139 also allows you to book tickets for six passengers in one go while 5676714 allows for only four.

SMS based Passenger Complaint & Suggestion System (SPCSS) for Indian Railways passengers

Indian Railways have introduced a System where one can complain from a running train.  The SMS about complaint will be acknowledged and attended.  Give the Train No., Bogie No., precise nature of complaint like no water in toilets, no lights, fans not working, security problem or whatever through SMS.  The Railway number to which one can SMS is 8121281212.  This will help someone in emergency.
Objectives
  1. To get complaints/suggestions from customers through SMS for aligning railway resources and priorities to customers’ aspirations and expectations.
  2. To reduce the gap between the customers’ expectations and railway’s performance.
  3. To help railways prioritize focus areas.
  4. To foster greater participation of customers in railway services.
SALIENT FEATURES
  1. Complaint/suggestion can be registered at 8121281212 by sending an SMS.
  2. In response, an automated acknowledgement with a unique ID will be sent as an SMS.
  3. With the unique ID, passenger can know the status of the complaint by sending SMS:- “STATUS < SPACE > < REFERENCE ID>” to 8121281212 or by logging on our website scr.indianrailways.gov.in/
  4. Final reply will be sent through an SMS and will also be available on website- www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in/

Streamlining railway traffic in Maoist-hit areas not easy



PATNA: Streamlining traffic movement, particularly in Maoist-affected areas, is not an easy task for the East Central Railway (ECR). Out of 3,400km under the zone, 1,715km area is Maoist-affected.

Railway security personnel are always on their toes to safeguard railway property and passengers, said ECR GM A K Mittal. He said there were nine blasts and 53 'bandh' calls by Maoists and other organizations in the ECR in 2014-2015. Railways is still running passenger trains with precautionary measures in those areas. Speed restriction of 65 kmph is applicable from 9pm to 6am in the Maoist-dominated areas in the zone, Mittal said adding the security number 182 has evoked good response from passengers in case of any emergency.

May 28, 2015

Railway to run premium trains on Passenger friendly policy, Passengers will be at advantage

premum-ok

High Court has ordered government to vacate railway tracks

patri khali

IRCTC’s website crashed due to Gurjar logjam on railway tracks

irctc website

In trains there will not be a station less than 200KM

train 200

Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE
FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
TIME BOUND
No.36012/39/2014-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, Dated the 22nd May, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Interim Order dated 28.04.2015 in Contempt Petition No. 499/2014 in Civil Appeal No. 9096/2013 in the matter of National Federation of Blind has, inter-alia, directed that the period for filling up of vacancies of Persons with Disabilities needs to be suitably compressed. Keeping in view the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the competent authority has approved launching of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of unfilled vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.
  1. In a meeting held on 08.05.2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with more than 45 Departments/Ministries, the issue of launch of the Special Recruitment Drive was discussed in detail.
  2. Keeping in view the time frame agreed upon by the Departments/Ministries, all Ministries/Departments are requested to take immediate necessary action for filling up of vacancies for persons with disabilities already reported to the Hon’ble Supreme Court and launch a Special Recruitment Drive to fill up those vacancies as per schedule given below:-
  3. Outer Time frame for filling up of vacancies where recruitment action has already been initiated
Sl.No.ActionTarget Date
1.Issue of Instructions by the Ministries / Departments to all appointing authorities under their charge for conduct of the driveBy 15.06.2015
2.Reporting of vacancies to the UPSC / SSC or other concerned recruiting agencies by the concerned Ministries / Departments / appointing authorities, if not already reportedBy 15.07.2015
3.Advertisement by the UPSC/SSC/ Other recruiting agencies, if not already doneBy 31.8.2015
4.Receipt of applications / nominations by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agenciesBy 30.9.2015
5.Holding of interviews / tests etc. by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agenciesBy 15.11.2015
6.Information about the selected candidates by the UPSC/SSC/Other Recruiting Agencies to the concerned Ministry/Department/OfficeBy 30.11.2015
7.Issue of offers of appointment to the selected candidatesBy 31.12.2015
  1. Outer Time frame for filling up of vacancies where recruitment action is yet to be initiated
Sl.No.ActionTarget Date
1.Issue of Instructions by the Ministries / Departments to all appointing authorities under their charge for conduct of the driveBy 01.07.2015
2.Reporting of vacancies to the UPSC / SSC or other concerned recruiting agencies by the concerned Ministries / Departments / appointing authorities, if not already reportedBy 30.07.2015
3.Advertisement by the UPSC/SSC/ Other recruiting agenciesBy 30.9.2015
4.Receipt of applications / nominations by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agenciesBy 20.11.2015
5.Holding of interviews / tests etc. by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agenciesBy 20.12.2015
6.Information about the selected candidates by the UPSC/SSC/Other Recruiting Agencies to the concerned Ministry/Department/OfficeBy 1.1.2016
7.Issue of offers of appointment to the selected candidatesBy 1.2.2016
  1. All the Ministries / Departments, attached, subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Undertakings and autonomous bodies are requested to take action as per schedule given in preceding paragraphs of this Office Memorandum. They are also requested to collect information from all the appointing authorities under them and send the reports to this Department, as per the prescribed proforma attached with this Office Memorandum.
  2. The attached offices, subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Undertakings and autonomous bodies will send their reports to the concerned administrative Ministry, who will ensure compilation of the same and thereafter send a consolidated report to the Department of Personnel and Training.
  3. Hindi Version will follow.
(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel.No.23093074

Railway has started its journey towards privatization

rajya sarkar

Railway counted its achievements obtained in one year

achievements of railway

Railway workshops are on the verge of closure

rail workshops

May 27, 2015

Railway to provide funds for the higher education of children of rail employees

HIGHER EDU

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कार्यालय आदेश क्रमांक 291

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The promotion and posting order of MCM in S & T deptt.


The date and place of examination of Jr Clk (Non-Personnel) in Engg. under 33.33 % Dept Quota

GDCE notification and application format


 

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