Parliament Question: Commission on Railway Safety

The working of Commissioner of Railway Safety is governed by the Railways Act, 1989. There is no proposal of amendment with regard to segregating the role of regulator, operator and investigator at present.

There is no lack of coordination between the Commission of Railway Safety and the Railways. The Commission of Railway Safety functions under the Ministry of Civil Aviation and interacts with the Ministry of Railways frequently as and when needed. The Ministry of Railways and the Commission of Railway Safety under the Ministry of Civil Aviation are government bodies functioning in the public interest and carrying out their respective duties as defined in the Railways Act. Commissioners of Railway Safety are completely independent and exercise their independent and free judgment while discharging their duties under the Act. Ministry of Railways provides all the support in terms of infrastructure/logistics as and when required by the Commission.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.