SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY CELEBRATES 60THRAILWAY WEEK
Kolkata, 16thApril, 2015 :
South Eastern Railway celebrated the 60thRailway Week award function at its Headquarters, Garden Reach, this afternoon (16.04.2015) with great enthusiasm and gaiety.
Shri Radhey Shyam, General Manager, South Eastern Railway graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while Shri D.Kamilla, Additional General Manager, S.E.Railway along with Principal Head of Departments attended the function.Divisional Railway Managers of Kharagpur, Adra, Chakradharpur, Ranchi Divisions and the representatives of different Associations including a large number of staff and Officers with their family members were also present on the occasion.
As many as 117 selected railway staff and officers along with 17 group awardees were felicitated with merit certificates, cash awards and Efficiency Badges in recognition of their outstanding services and devotion to duty during the year 2014-15.The Overall Efficiency Shield was awarded to Kharagpur Division for the best all round performance.Kharagpur division also received four other shields i.e. Signal & Telecom Engineering, Electrical Services, Olympia Cup for Excellence in Sports and Track Machine Utilisation Shields.This apart, Adra Division received Civil Engineering, Personnel, Accounts & Finance Management and Outstanding Recoveries Shields. Chakradharpur Division received Safety, Scrap Mobilization and Best Construction Efficiency Shields and Ranchi Division received Business & Passenger Services and Rajbhasha Shields.Operations and Terminal Management Shields were jointly received by Kharagpur & Adra Divisions.Mechanical Engineering and Security shields were jointly received by Chakradharpur & Adra Divsions while Punctuality Shield was jointly received by Ranchi & Kharagpur Divisions and Model Colony Shield was received by Chakradharpur & Ranchi Divisions jointly.Diesel Shed Shield was handed over to Bondamunda whereas Coaching Depot Shield and Running Room Shield were given to Santragachi and Anara respectively.Materials Management Shield was received jointly by NOD/Kharagpur and ESD/Kharagpur. Central Hospital, Garden Reach was given Health Care Shield.Ranchi and Balasore stations were adjudged as Best Kept Stations.
Shri Radhey Shyam, General Manager, S.E.Railway while addressing the mammoth gatheringof railway men and their family members said that SER has bagged the prestigious Electrical EngineeringTraction Shield in the National Railway Week Award function held at Guwahati on 13.04.2015.South Eastern Railway is primarily a Freight Carrying Railway and in 2014-15, SER loaded 124.05 million tones of revenue earning freight and generated Rs.9626.19 crores thus registering an increase of 8.57% in comparison with the previous year.Shri Radhey Shyam said that SER is the 3rdhighest freight loading railway amongst 16 other Zonal Railways.As far as the apportioned passenger earnings are concerned, SER earned Rs.1368.41 crores in 2014-15 as compared to Rs.1183.35 crores earned last year registering a growth of 15.64%.GM/SER also stated that this railway generated a surplus of Rs.5180.16 crores during the year 2014-15 which was the highest ever with an increase of 7.55% over the last year thus achieving the operating ratio of 73.77%.He also mentioned about the progress and timely completion of construction of new lines, 3rd line between Shyamchak-Kharagpur & Rajkharswan-Sini, doublings and various other works.
General Manager/SER also spoke about the success of Swachh Bharat Mission bringing about cleaner and healthier railway stations as well as railway premises in the greater perspective of “Swachh Bharat – Sundar Bharat”.General Manager further laid stress on the Safety and Security of the passengers and achieving the punctuality of train movements which is 99.1% in suburban trains and 92.9% in mail/express trains respectively.
GM/SER complimented the railway men for their utmost efforts to achieve this commendable performance.He appealed to the employees of SER to make all out efforts to achieve the satisfaction of passengers and freight customers and advised them to be extremely cautious in matters relating to safety of passengers.
A colourful function was also organized by the cultural team of divisions and headquarters of South Eastern Railway on this occasion.
GM,SCR presenting Overall Efficiency Shield Award jointly to Secunderabad, Guntakal and Vijayawada Divisions
GM,SCR presenting Commercial Shield to Shri N.V. Satyanarayana, Sr. DCM Vijayawada Division
Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager, South Central Railway attributed the performance achievements of South Central Railway to the core commitment and duty mindedness of the work force on the Zone. Credit goes to staff and workers handling assignments as Trackmen, Gatemen, Gate Mitras, Loco Pilots, Safety Counselors, Controllers etc., who are performing to their optimal best, in the success that SCR has attained he said. The General Manager was addressing a big gathering of Railway Officers, Staff and their family members at the 60th Railway Week Zonal Level Celebrations held today i.e., 10th April, 205 at Rail Kalarang, Bhoiguda, Secunderabad.
Speaking on performance of SCR during the financial year 2014-15 just ended, Shri P.K.Srivastava stated that the apportioned earnings of the Zone has shown a robust growth of 19% in the last financial year compared to previous fiscal (2013-14). In Freight segment the loading has shown a remarkable growth of 9 % with 116.8 million tonnes, with an additional loading of 9.6 million tonnes as compared to 2013-14. The quantum jumps in freight loading is because of rationalization of freight movement and de-bottle necking the constraints in freight handling, In addition, loading of Coal at Singareni Collieries and Port based loading helped for incremental freight loading on the Zone. A note worthy feature is that though there is a drop in suburban passenger traffic by -0.9% on Indian Railways, on SCR there is a growth of 3%. The Operating ratio, the bench mark of financial health has been pegged at a healthy 76.5 %, which is lowest in the last five years. The General Manager exhorted the Railway personnel who continue to show the same zeal in the future too.
Shri P.K.Srivastava stated that SCR has earned significant recognition at the National Level by bagging Four Efficiency Shields amongst all Zones on Indian Railways for the year 2014-15. The awards are: - Stores Shield, Sales Management Shield, Running Room Shield (Vijayawada Running Room), Civil Engineering Shield. These awards will be received by General Manager at the National Level Railway Week Function of Indian Railways to be held on 13th April, 2015 at Guwahati, Assam. 07 of SCR’s personnel will also be receiving individual awards at National Level during this function, the General Manager informed.
Later, the General Manager presented 282 individual awards for meritorious work done during the year 2014-15 to Officers and Staff of SCR. He also gave away Group Awards to 15 categories. The culmination of the glittering programme was marked by the performance efficiency shields awarded to Divisions / Departments in various 58 categories. The General Manager’s efficiency shield for over all best performance was jointly awarded to Secunderabad, Guntakal and Vijayawada Divisions.
Earlier, Shri Gajanan Mallya, Senior Deputy General Manager, SCR gave the welcome address and lauded the leadership of Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager towards attaining the best results by motivating and encouraging the Officers and Staff on the Zone. Shri Neelakanta Reddy, Deputy General Manager, General, SCR conducted the programme. Shri M.Umashankar Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, SCR presented the Vote of Thanks. The General Manager also released the special issue of “HUM DUM”, SCR’s House Journal on the occasion.
(M. Umashankar Kumar)
Chief Public Relations Officer
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