Meeting of PREM group held at NCR headquarters
Discussions held on measures for expenditure control
In tune with the basic tenets of Good Governance, which envisage participation as one of its key elements, meeting of PREM (Participation of Railway Employees in the Management) group was held at NCR Headquarters today. The topic for discussion was “Expenditure Control: Ways and Means”. The meeting was chaired by the General Manager NCR Shri Pramod Kumar and was participated by all the Principal heads of the departments. Suggestions were invited from various unions and associations of NCR and deliberations were made thereupon.
At the outset, GM NCR extended a warm welcome to the members and encourages the forum to participate in the discussions freely. GM also instructed to organize this meeting at regular intervals. Deputy General Manager (DGM) Shri Ankur Chandra presented the overview of the financial aspects and the areas where expenditure control may be carried out, through a power point presentation.
Speaking on the issue, President of NCRMU Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra stressed upon the need for inventory control and review on the non-remunerative railway lines. He further stated that no expenditure control should be exercised by curtailing the basic needs of the employees, be they regular or contractual. Shri R.P. Singh, secretary NCRES suggested that vacancies in different cadres should be filled on priority which will reduce the expenses born upon overtimes and travelling allowances. President NCRES Shri V.G. Gautam suggested that a prospective planning should be made so that investment did upon one asset need not to be repetitive in nature while Secretary NCRMU Shri RD Yadav suggested rationalization of the use of man, material and machine.
Deliberating further, President of Railway Officers’ Association and Additional General Manager Shri Ranjan Yadav put forth the view of having cost effective solutions based upon the latest technology. He stressed that in light of upgradation in technology today, avoidable expenses need to be assessed and curtailed. Strongly putting forth the earning position of the Railways, Principal Chief Operating Manager NCR and Secretary, NCR Officers’ Associations Shri Biplav Kumar suggested that expenditure control should go hands in hands with the measures to increase earnings and revenue and only then a holistic financial progress can be achieved.
Notable suggestions were put forth by the office bearers of All India SC&ST association Shri Lalsa Ram and Shri Kishan Swaroop; by Shri P.L. Yadav and Shri Mukesh Jaiswal of All India OBC association and by Shri B. Shridhar and Shri K.K. Mandal of NCR promotee officers’ association.
The meeting ended with the vote of thanks by DGM.