Self-service App for Railway Staff launched

Railways also launches portal to identify weak areas. Inspection reports, grievances of passengers to be updated online

CHENNAI: As part of green measures, the railways have launched an exclusive Android mobile application for serving its employees on Tuesday.

The ‘railway employee self-service’ Android application will now enable the employees to get information such as pay slip, salary details, reimbursements and income tax details through the application.

The application is mainly aimed at reducing the hassle in verifying details of employees. Currently, if discrepancies are found in salary slip, attendance and income tax, the employee have to visit their divisional head quarters.

Going forward, the employees will now be able to check all details through mobile application, thereby reducing the paper consumption, said a senior railway official.The employees service register, annual performance appraisal report and seniority list are being scanned and fed in the application.

The employees will be able to view their details soon, added the official.

The Centre of Railway Information System (CRIS), which developed the application, is also planning to upgrade the application to provide options for workers to send their grievances.

Railways also has launched an e-inspection software, a mobile app and a web portal to eliminate paper-based reporting of various inspections and passenger grievance redress system.

The e-inspection module will enable railway officers deployed on footplate (travel in locomotive of trains for short distances), level-crossing, per-departure, on board and station inspections to upload their reports online.

The digital platform will serve as a tool for Management Information System to generate periodic reports on various aspects of sections, stations and trains.

Massive network

The Railway Board has generated 3,300 user names and passwords for officers across the network and designated the Senior Electronic Data Processing Manager in each division as the ‘admin’ of the system to ensure that the master data is entered as per the specification and given time-frame.

The e-inspection software and mobile application were developed by the Delhi Division under the direct supervision of the Transformation Cell of the Indian Railways.

“The relevant data from January 1, 2018 is being fed in the e-module. The overall statistics will help in identifying the weak areas both in train operations and passenger services. By collating the data at the national level, the Railway Board can assess the shortcomings and analyse the means to rectify them while taking policy decisions,” a railway officer said.