Jan 16, 2015

रेलवे में बाधारहित पुलिस प्रणाली समय की आवश्यकताः सुरेश प्रभु


सुरेश प्रभु ने रेलवे सुरक्षा प्रणाली को दुरुस्त बनाने के लिए मुख्यमंत्रियों से समर्थन मांगा 
रेल नेटवर्क पर ऑनलाइन एफआईआर प्रणाली आवश्यकः राजनाथ सिंह 
रेलवे सुरक्षा पर राज्य पुलिस के महानिदेशकों का सम्मेलन 


भारतीय रेल की सुरक्षा से जुड़े विषयों पर विचार करने के लिए राज्य पुलिस के महानिदेशकों का सम्मेलन हुआ। इस अवसर पर रेल मंत्री श्री सुरेश प्रभु ने कहा कि देश अशांति काल से गुजर रहा है। अपराध तथा विघटनकारी गतिविधियां बढ़ रही हैं तथा कुछ तत्व समाज में कठिनाई पैदा करने पर उतारू हैं। भारतीय रेल भी बढ़ते अपराध का शिकार हो रहा है और यात्रियों को सुरक्षा देना बड़ी चुनौती हो गई है।

रेलवे सुरक्षा बल कर्मियों के लिए मानव अधिकार बेसिक ट्रेनिंग प्रोग्राम आयोजित किया गया

रेलवे सुरक्षा बल के वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों को मानव अधिकारों के बारे में जागरूक बनाने और प्रशिक्षण देने के लिए नई दिल्ली में पिछले सप्ताह दो दिवसीय विशेष कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया गया। देश भर के 34 प्रशिक्षण केंद्रों के मास्टर ट्रेनर भी इस कार्यशाला में शामिल हुए। रेलवे मंत्रालय के सुरक्षा निदेशालय द्वारा आयोजित इस प्रशिक्षण कार्यशाला का उद्घाटन मानवाधिकार आयोग के अध्यक्ष माननीय जस्टिस के. जी. बालाकृष्णन (भारत के पूर्व मुख्य न्यायाधीश) ने किया। रेलवे सुरक्षा बल (आरपीएफ) की सराहना करते हुए उन्होंने रेल यात्रियों के बुनियादी अधिकारों की रक्षा और ट्रेनों में एक सुरक्षित माहौल सुनिश्चित करने पर जोर दिया। उन्होंने इस बात का उल्लेख किया कि आज आरपीएफ भारतीय रेलवे की सुरक्षा प्रदान करने में काफी चुनौतियां का सामना कर

Railway to have hydrogen locomotives soon

Railway security will be beefed up, Centre to change laws

women security

Army Personnel to get four seats in Railway Coach

Structure of the Railway Board will be changed soon


Online FIR facility launched for crimes in Railway

rail crime
source - govemployees. in

GOOD NEWS : Personnel Branch Has Started Promotion Process In Different Categories

Personnel branch Moradabad Division has started promotion process in all the categories to provide the benefits of promotion to eligible staff. Details are as follows.

1- Options are invited for filling the 28 posts ( gen- 20 sc- 05 st- 03) of station master in gp 4200 from operating staff having grade pay of 2400 & 2800. Age should not not be more than 40 year as on 02.01.15. Application should reach to egrs by 15.2.15


2- Option for Selection to the post of JE/W PB-II 9300-34800 + 4200 against 10% LDCE quota for 02 vacancies employee can submit their options by 20.02.15 at EGRS

3- Options are invited for the 10 post ( 7 ur 01 sc and 02 st ) of ESM in Gp 1900 under promotee quota and 11 post of ESM ( 8 ur 01 sc 02 st) by 05 feb 2015 from eligible gp d staff of signal department. Apply in EGRS cell .

4- Options are invited for the 10 post ( 10 ur ) of dresser in Gp 1900 under promotee quota by 28 jan 2015 from eligible gp d staff of medical having service of 3 years. Apply in EGRS cell .

5- Options are invited for the 69 post ( 65ur , 07 sc, 07 st) of ALP in Gp 1900 under promoter quota by 15 jan 2015 from eligible staff in gp d and fitter of loco cadre having service of 3 years, qualifications of ITI/ 10+2 upto 40 years. Apply in EGRS cell .

6- 1- Option are invited for the 23 post ( 18 ur , 03 sc, 02 st ) of clerk Gp 1900 under 33 1/3% quota by 16 jan 2015

7- Option are invited for the 11 post ( 09 ur , 01 sc, 01 st ) of clerk Gp 1900 under 16 2/3% quota by 16 jan 2015

8- Options are invited for the 02 post ( 01 ur , 01 sc) of JE/ SIG in Gp 4200 under intermediate quota by 23 jan 2015 from eligible staff in ESM having service of 3 years, qualifications of 10+2 with science and age up to 47 years. Apply in EGRS cell . P Branch

9- option for Tech- III / C&W under talented quota will b called by 20th jan 15.


10- Trade Test for Tech- III / C&W  under promotee quota is being processed and trade test date will b announced by 20 jan 15.

11- process for JE / C&W under promotee quota is also underway.

Result of carpenter grade I of engineering department

The Curious Case Of A Railways Ministry Adviser Who Never Was

On the second floor of Rail Bhawan, the sandstone headquarters of Indian Railways located on New Delhi's Raisina Road, adjacent to a conference room stands the office of the Adviser (Minister of Railways), as announced by the signboard outside room number 269/1.

When HuffPost India called the office and asked for the person whose name was listed against this office on the Railways website—Dr Arvind Gupta—we were told he is busy in meetings and hadn't been attending office for a few days but we could leave a message. Those who attended phones in adjacent offices, including in the minister's office, all knew the adviser, "Dr Gupta". They said his office was in room number 269/1 and his staff could be contacted at the designated number. When this correspondent visited the office, the staff, who sit in a room a few doors apart, said he wasn't in today but has been coming "on and off". We could request an appointment to meet him, they said.

That is just as it should be, and is unexceptional, except that Dr Gupta says he has never worked a day as adviser to the Railways ministry.

Who is Dr Arvind Gupta?

Gupta is the head of the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party's information technology cell. He rose to prominence during the electric social media campaign BJP unleashed ahead of the general elections as the whizkid architect of the campaign. A number of media profiles about Narendra Modi's back-room men featured him, the man with a data analytics "PhD from Illinois", according to at least four media profiles (India Today, DNA India, Pitch On Net, Hindustan Times) from the time.

Exactly three months after Modi became Prime Minister, the Railways Ministry appointed Gupta as an Adviser to the Railways Minister. He would work without a fee, but would be entitled to "travelling facilities and allowances as admissible to Joint Secretary or equivalent". That included a first class railways pass when he travelled on work. In addition, he could avail of an official vehicle, a mobile phone, rest house facility, secretarial staff and reimbursement of his broadband bill or a broadband connection at railways expense at his residence.

But Gupta says he never accepted the "railways offer".

"The Minister sought my advise with respect to Information Technology usage within Railways. I offered my advise and suggestions on a pro bono basis to the minister, as I offer to various organisations across the world. I did not accept the railways offer that you referred to in your email and any perks related with it and thus anything in the offer is not applicable to me," he wrote in an email responding to questions.


It is unusual that Railways should issue a detailed order, which says it has been cleared by the President, by way of an offer and without consulting Gupta beforehand.

The minister in question is Sadananda Gowda, who was moved from the railways portfolio in November. Gupta's appointment was "co-terminus" with Gowda's tenure, meaning it would end with the minister's. Gowda, now the minister for law and justice, did not respond to emailed queries and said he doesn't answer questions on the phone.

The current railways minister, Suresh Prabhu, also did not respond to emails. Railway spokesperson Anil Saxena did not comment, saying he was unaware of the details of the matter.
An 'honorary title'

According to Gupta's LinkedIn profile, he has an undergraduate engineering degree in electronics from Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University. He also has masters degrees in computer science and business (both during 1992-94) from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. But while media profiles and the railways ministry (both in the appointment order and on its website) refer to him as Dr Arvind Gupta, his own LinkedIn profile does not mention his highest credential, which might have been relevant in his appointment as an adviser to the railways minister.

That is apparently because it is an honorary doctorate.

"I was presented an honorary doctorate based upon prior studies...and professional work. This is not a Research degree but a Honorary title."
"I was presented an honorary doctorate based upon prior studies in Engineering (now IITBHU), Computer Science (Illinois) and Business Management (Illinois) and professional work that I had done in analytics in 2004 in UK from Canterbury University for Professional Studies. This is not a Research degree but a Honorary title," Gupta wrote.

It is unclear whether Gupta claimed to the Railways ministry he was a PhD or if the ministry had been misled by the media reports. Either way, HuffPost could not find the Canterbury University for Professional Studies in UK (or anywhere else for that matter) on the internet.

The railway ministry's online directory as of Tuesday afternoon listed Gupta as "Advisor/MR (IT)", complete with a telephone extension and official email address. (The railway ministry has removed his name after HuffPost India sent queries. Here is a screenshot of how this page looked Tuesday afternoon.)


While he says he had not accepted the ministry's offer, Gupta has regardless done some work for them. "Presentations and ideas on solutions around technology interventions in passenger feedback systems, Wifi, office on wheels, entertainment on board, amongst others have been offered," he wrote in response to a question about what he had done as Adviser.

Social media advice

Gupta said that he had offered ideas and advice "in the interest of the Nation building, without accepting any formal position". "It was based upon my passion to give back to our motherland, and my domain knowledge in digital and IT areas, from time to time."

And that is not all. The BJP's IT cell head has also been advising the railways ministry on its social media presence. "I had advised them on their social media outreach," he said, adding that this was also done on a pro bono basis.

Gupta's involvement in affairs that are outside the scope of his role in the BJP was highlighted recently when he responded on Twitter after the government controversially blocked a number of websites.


The websites that have been blocked were based on an advisory by Anti Terrorism Squad, and were carrying Anti India content from ISIS. 1/2

— Arvind Gupta (@buzzindelhi) December 31, 2014

The sites that have removed objectionable content and/or cooperated with the on going investigations, are being unblocked. 2/2

— Arvind Gupta (@buzzindelhi) December 31, 2014

Many users on Twitter had questioned how Gupta was privy to what seemed like confidential information and how he was responding before any official agency had. Gupta says it was rather straightforward. "I contacted the concerned department and tweeted the information that was available in public domain. At no point in time, I had any access to any confidential information," he wrote.

Gupta was also in the news recently when reports emerged that he was involved with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's social media campaign in Sri Lanka.

Gupta said he had spoken in "Singapore, Indonesia and Sri Lanka" as part of his efforts in "evangelising the use of social media and its importance in electoral politics in democracies". But he denied that he was "running the campaign for any party or candidate in the recent presidential elections".

When asked if he could deny his involvement in any capacity whatsoever, he said he was not going to make any more statements on the matter.
Source - huffington post

India's first CNG train for the Rewari-Rohtak section

Basketball: Services beat Railways to enter semifinals of 10th Savio Cup



Services snatched a thrilling 61-60 win against Indian Railways in the concluding men's Group-A league match of the Rs 5 lakh prize fund 10th Savio Cup All-India Basketball Tournament for men and women, at the Don Bosco High School basketball court, Matunga.

The win enabled Services, along with Indian Overseas Bank, to qualify from this group for the semifinal league. The armymen were well-served by Narendar who led the scoring with 19 points and Jogender with 10 points, while Harinder (16 points) and Harminder (15) did the bulk of the scoring for Railways.

Later in an inconsequential Group-B league encounter, ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) pulled off a 55-52 win against Punjab. Meanwhile in women's completion, defending champions Southern Railway recorded a comfortable 62-52 victory against Maharashtra. Adhirai Sr with 20 points was the leading scorer for the cagers from the south while seasoned Manisha Dange almost single-handedly scored an impressive 29 points for the losing cagers.

Results:
Men's (Group-A): Services 61 (Narendar 19, Jogender 10) bt Railways 60 (Harminder 15, Harinder 16).
ONGC 55 (Lavneet 27) beat Punjab 52 (Mohit Bhandari 10).
Women's: Southern Railway 62 (Adhirai Sr 20) beat Maharashtra 52 (Manisha Dange 29)
Source-DNA

Online FIRs on the cards for crimes in trains

In an effort to arrest the spiralling crime rate in trains across states, the union home ministry and ministry of railways are actively considering the proposals of installing CCTV cameras in each compartment, using the services of ex-servicemen, creating railways policewomen force and allowing passengers to file on-line first information reports (FIRs) of a crime taken place in any train.

In an effort to arrest the spiralling crime rate in trains across states, the union home ministry and ministry of railways are actively considering the proposals of installing CCTV cameras in each compartment, using the services of ex-servicemen, creating railways policewomen force and allowing passengers to file on-line first information reports (FIRs) of a crime taken place in any train.

Prabhu pitches for seamless policing for security in Indian railways



Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Suresh Prabhu on Thursday called for seamless policing to ensure security and safety of the passengers.

Addressing the conference of Director Generals of Police (DGP) of all states on railway security, Prabhu said with the increase in crimes, it is inevitable that the railways will also be its victim.

"Social, political and economic factors also contribute to the crime rate going up; and unemployment, regional disparities and growing ambitions not being fulfilled also contribute to it," he added.

Prabhu emphasized that there should be a seamless policing.

 

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