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Modi govt has decided to combine all 8 railway services into a single Indian Railways Management Service, leading to an uproar from 3 of the services.
Subject experts from outside government service can now be taken on board as Independent members of Railways Board, says minister Piyush Goyal.
Brandavan Food Products, a private vendor IRCTC has hired to handle hospitality services aboard Tejas Express, has not reinstated 20 employees it had dismissed.
Former civil servants Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah write that we in India revere success and wealth. We assume good HR practices in TCS will work in govt.
Average annual expenditure on new lines, gauge conversion and doubling infrastructure in Northeast saw a 126% jump in the last 5 years.
The national auditor report showed the Indian Railways was spending Rs 98.44 to earn Rs 100, and has also been unable to meet its operational cost of passenger services and other coaching services.
Prices of tea and meals in first class compartments will be higher by around Rs 5 - Rs 15, according to the Railways Board.
The driver, who is on ventilator at a private hospital, has been booked on charges including endangering public safety.
Consumer affairs ministry’s proposal could first be tested on premium trains such as Tejas Express & Vande Bharat Express. Experts are, however, are sceptical about move.
By the end of the year, Indian Railways will introduce a new option on the IRCTC website to book luggage above free allowance limit.