Rail min Prabhu initiates reforms

By PTI  www.bangaloremirror.com

In a major initiative to bring transparency and speed up decisions on tenders, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has dissociated himself from the process and empowered zonal railways and heads of production units to finalise them.

Currently, The Railways is plagued by long delays in tendering-related decisions. According to the new directions, considered the first step towards internal reforms in railways fiscal administration, all cases for acceptance of works and stores tenders, which as per extant delegations are referred to Railway Board, will now be dealt with and finalised by Zonal Railways and Production Units.

Full powers have been delegated to General Managers and Director Generals of production units as tender authority in this regard, said an official statement. More info

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