Railways redrafts housing policy with focus on staff satisfaction


Railways redrafts housing policy with focus on staff satisfaction

CRB Ashwani Kumar Lohani pushes forward reforms aiming to overhaul the poorly maintained railway colonies and address shortage of quarters

Railway Board redrafted the housing policy, making it comprehensive on lines of Central Public Works Department (CPWD). Pushing forward the ideas, the full board meeting held in first week of April, overhauled the maintenance practices that so far remained neglected. During the meeting, key five points emerged that were communicated to Zonal and Production units, asking them to adopt the same and make suitable local changes.

From the meeting, Railway Board formulated a new housing policy, incorporating reforms necessitated by changes that have occurred over the time whilst Indian Railways colonies seem lost in time. The aim is to address issues of railway colony’s maintenance, particularly of quarters occupied by lower rung employees that remained neglected. Read More

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