Flights are perceived to be safer than trains. To bring safety to the core in the Railway sector, Ashwani Lohani, Railway Board Chairman, is looking to introduce a safety process, that existed in Air India, an organisation that he earlier headed.
The process will allow any of the 1.3 million employees to voluntarily report safety hazards, if there are any, on an internal portal of the Railways. The portal can be accessed by the Chief Safety Officers, explained an official.
However, the concept — termed universal reporting or staff voluntary reporting — will allow the employee to be anonymous, if he so desires.
Allowing the reporting employee to be anonymous will remove the fear of being unpopular with a particular departmental head as the step could clash with the target of the department. Read More…