Monitoring of Compliance of corrective action on the Deficiencies noticed by Safety Officers: MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

Monitoring of Compliance of corrective action on the Deficiencies noticed by Safety Officers: MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
ASHWANI LOHANI 
CHAIRMAN, RAILWAY BOARD
&
EX-OFFICIO PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

DO.No.2017/Safety (DM)/ 19/2/Inspection

Dear GMs and DRMs

Sub: Monitoring of Compliance of corrective action on the Deficiencies noticed by Safety Officers.
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Safety in Railways is ensured by close supervision and multi-tier inspections by individual departments in their area of functioning. In addition, safety department carries out super checks of the functioning of operational and the maintenance machinery on the Railways in the form of inspections, ambush checks, safety audits and joint inspections. Safety department also monitors implementation of various rules / guidelines issued by Railway Board. Deficiencies pointed out by the safety department during inspections need to be monitored closely for immediate corrective action to achieve prime objective of safe transportation of passengers and freight.

As you are aware, for reporting deficiencies and monitoring compliance of corrective action, a webbased Safety Inspection Management Module (SIMM) was developed as apart of Safety Information Management System (SIMS). This system has been in place since March, 2017 and the deficiencies noticed by the safety officers during the inspections are reported through this system under various heads of activities of all departments involved in train operations.

As advised vide Railway Board’s letter No. 98/Safety-I/27/l/Vol.II dated 28.01.2015, the nodal officers i.e. CTE, CELE, CSE, COM/G and CRSE/CRSE-(Chg), nominated as safety officers for that department to coordinate with CSO for all safety related matters, have to be associated to ensure timely compliance in respect of the deficiencies. Based on the deficiencies noticed, areas of concern need to be identified and discussed in the weekly safety meetings at the divisional / zonal level so as to minimise the risk associated with the safety hazards.

A statement indicating the compliance of the deficiencies noticed during the period March, 2017 to October, 2017 is enclosed. Out of a total 5070 of deficiencies reported over IR during the period, as on 14.11.2017, only 70% were complied for corrective action. In many Zonal Railways, the percentage of compliance is far below satisfactory. Moreover, around 5% of the deficiencies are pending beyond 3 months.

I look forward for your personal involvement in weeding out unsafe practices so that safety culture on Indian Railways can be enriched and we deliver a reliable & safe service to our customers.

With best wishes,
Yours sincerely,
Ashwani Lohani

General Managers and
Divisional Railway Managers
All Indian Railways

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