Press Release Date: 25.11.2019
Work Review Meeting of Material Managers of NCR held
A review meeting of Material Management department of North Central Railway presided over by Shri Rajiv Chaudhry General manager was held at N C Rly headquarter office. The officersof stores department from all the divisions,stores depots, headquarter office NCR along with Shri P.N.Pandey, PCMM and other PHODs of NCR attended the meeting.
Principal Chief Materials Manager Shri P N Pandey made a brief presentation on performance of stores department of North Central Railway covering details on procurement, digitalization, sale of scrap etc. North Central Railway has achieved a saving to the tune of Rs 77 crores in procurement of materials by rationalizing material purchase cycles, critical review of annual usage of different components, deferring procurement of non-critical items etc. Mapping of unserviceable scrap items at each station through photographs is also being done to improve earning by way of scrap sale.
Shri Rajiv Chaudhry General Manager, North Central Railway praised the efforts of stores department in ensuring the 100% availability of safety and passenger amenity related items along with promoting the small & medium level industries in railway supplies. He also suggested some desirable steps for purchase through GeM. He said that GeM be used extensively for procurement of generic items and practical difficulties associated in GeM procurement be advised on regular basis to increase its efficacy. He also suggested that objective feedback of GeM supplied items be obtained from users for proper evaluation of supplier. Sri Chaudhry stressed that proper upkeep and accountal of material in stores depot is prime responsibility of depot officer and needs to be ensured without any exception.
All Principal Heads of departments suggested means to further improve functioning of Stores department and officials from stores department assured that all inputs shall be acted upon on priority to improve efficacy and transparency in material procurement for railways . The meeting was conducted by Chief Materials Manager/Construction Shri Vinay Kumar Pathak.