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Railways: Board restructured, cadres merged into a single cadre

By IndianMandarins- 24 Dec 2019


The Union Cabinet, on Tuesday, approved the restructuring of the Railway Board. The Board will now have a Chairperson and four Members. Presently, Railway Board has a Chairperson and seven Members. Further, the Cabinet also decided the merger of different cadres into a single Railway Management System.

Instead of Railway Board Members for Traffic, Rolling Stock, Traction and Engineering, the newly constituted Board will have Members for Operation, Business Development, Human Resources, Infrastructure and Finance.

Indian Railways will now have a single cadre i.e. Indian Railway Service, instead of current eight services for various departments including Engineering, Traffic, Mechanical and Electrical.

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