Secunderabad: Twenty nine Probationary officers of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) who have successfully completed their initial training at Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunication (IRISET), Secunderabad, were passed out at a glittering function held at IRISET today (5th, June, 2014).
These trainees, after their selection through All India Engineering Service Examination, conducted by UPSC, have underwent initial training for a period of 1 ½ years which include brief stint of managerial training at National Academy of Indian Railways, Vadodara, and field training at various Railway Zones.
After passing out from IRISET, these Probationary officers will join their regular duties at respective Zonal Railways in the country.
Navin Tandon, Member Electrical, Railway Board, New Delhi, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. While addressing the outgoing trainees, Navin Tandon said that railway service is challenging and call for their total commitment to their job. While congratulating the probationary officers for their successful completion of the training, he exhorted them to keep learning from whatever source possible to enrich their knowledge. He advised them to feel young always and be industrious to give prompt response to the call of their job especially on emergency situations. He asked them to strive hard to improve the railway signal and telecommunication system with their new ideas and innovations.
P.K.Srivastava, Director General, Research Design & Standard Organisation, Lucknow, who was the Guest of Honour, encouraged the probationary officers to be assertive, decisive and responsive in their duties and learn thoroughly the working of associate departments in railways to make their service effective.
S.Manohar, Additional Member (Signal), Railway Board, said that there are immense opportunities for the out going probationary officers in Railways and asked them to be the catalyst for change and make the railway signaling more easier, reliable. Satyender Kumar, Director, IRISET, also spoke on the occasion.
Sanketh bagged the first prize for best overall academic performance in the training . The Course Completion Certificates and awards were given away to the probationers by Navin Tandon, P.K.Srivastava and S.Manohar. Navin Tandon released the a Souvenir titled “Prathi Bimb” on the occasion. He also inaugurated an exhibition on Environment protection at the IRISET premises.
Earlier in the day, Navin Tandon held a review meeting with senior officials of SCR at Rail Nilayam and visited RailTel Data Centre at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad.