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Railways for setting up a full-fledged railway university during 2015-16

New Delhi: The Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has announced that a systematic Human Resource Audit would be undertaken to prepare the workforce of Indian Railways for the future and for enhancing organizational performance . Presenting the Railway Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament today he informed the members that as part of the focused Human Resource strategy, measures would be adopted to raise employee productivity in line with global standards. It is also proposed to pursue creation a separate accounting head for HRD and develop ERP based Human Resource Management System. Shri Prabhu informed the members that Railways is in the process of setting up a full-fledged Railway University during 2015-16. The Railway Minister said that Railways frontline staff is the first point of contact with the public and Railways intend to start a special training module on soft skills for them so that railways customers feel welcomed. Training in yoga will be imparted to Railways staff, especially from Railway Protection Force (RPF). He informed that Railways will take up the work of repair of staff quarters and also of RPF barracks. It will also improve the delivery of health services to its employees. For the recreational pursuit of its staff Railways has decided to upgrade four Holiday Homes, to begin with. Training Centres for Skill Development Indian Railways, with its vast spread, will contribute by making available its infrastructure like stations and training centres for skill development. Presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament today the Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said Indian Railways has a huge talent of skilled personnel and their services are also available for this national cause. He said Indian Railways will continue to honour its wider obligations to the nation. The Railway Minister said keeping with our Government’s high priority on skill development and to encourage self-employment, we will promote products made by Self Help Groups, consisting mainly of women and youth. Konkan Railway (KR) has already launched this programme in three states during the past three months. KR expects to generate employment for approximately 50,000 persons from this scheme in the next few years.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He is serving as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University, the university which controlling 440 colleges of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy & Architecture colleges in Gujarat.

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