Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicRailways board

Topic: Railways board

None of Railway Claims Tribunal’s 20 benches has a judicial member, technical post vacant in 6

The benches were set up under Railways Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 to hear cases of compensation on account of loss, damage of goods etc. as well as due to accidental deaths or injury.

All-powerful CEO, end to department culture — How Railways restructure will reshape it

Vinod Kumar Yadav has been appointed Railways’ first CEO in its over 100-year history. Restructure also opens up posts of the board to all officers regardless of service they are in.

For these top Railways bosses, the train of jobs doesn’t stop even after retirement

Retired railway officials, especially Railway Board chairpersons, can be seen taking up private or PSU jobs in sectors directly linked to what they dealt with while in govt.

Identify infra, slots, stations for private trains before pre-bid meet, Railways tells zones

The Railways wants to finalise details such as new locations for maintenance depots for private trains, station names, etc., by 7 August, which is when the next meet is scheduled.

No point running empty trains: Railway Board chief rules out more passenger trains for now

In an interview with ThePrint, Railway Board Chairman V.K. Yadav also said that Shramik trains will not be used to ferry migrants back and that workers should rely on employers for a ticket.

Govt could create posts in Railways to ensure merger doesn’t hurt anyone: Railway Board head

Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav says a new committee headed by cabinet secretary will look into modalities of the merger of 8 services.

Cabinet approves Railways reform — okays single cadre to pave way for major overhaul

Subject experts from outside government service can now be taken on board as Independent members of Railways Board, says minister Piyush Goyal. 

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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