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Organization structure of the Mechanical Department at Headquarters (Click to Open)

The particulars of organization, functions, and duties

Mechanical Department is responsible for the maintenance of rolling stock including passenger coaches, freight wagons, assets of disaster management, DMUs, cranes etc. Besides, it maintains large number of machinery & plant in workshops, sheds, and other work centers. The department also formulates plans for procurement of rolling stock, machinery & plant and ensures the safety and reliability of stock in train operation. In addition to this, the EnHM wing also functions under the Mechanical Department.

The Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer is the overall in-charge of the Mechanical Department. He reports to and advises General Manager on all administrative and technical matters concerning the department.


The powers and duties of its officers 

1. Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer is the overall in-charge of the Mechanical Department. He has technical and administrative control over the three Mechanical Workshops, viz. RSK-Sithouli, WRWS-JHS, and CMLR-Jhansi. Besides, he has technical control over operation of ARTs/ARMEs, MEMU sheds, Coaching Depots, Freight Depots and the newly instituted EnHM wing. In this task, he is assisted by a number of Senior Administrative Grade officers CWE,CRSE/Chg ,CRSE/Frt, CMPE/Dsl,CESE and CME/Plg who also are in charge of the Workshop, Coaching, Freight, Disaster Management, Planning, Electrical Coaching & MEMU and EnHM Wings of Mechanical Department respectively. The duties of Mechanical Officers in Headquarters are briefly enumerated below:

2. Chief Workshop Engineer:- Chief Workshop Engineer is directly responsible for the functioning of Workshops.

His chief responsibilities include administration of all workshops, overseeing material availability in coordination with the stores department, the maintenance of drawings and specifications related to Rolling Stocks, and budgetary control over workshops.

The workshops under NCR are given below:-

  1. Wagon Repair Workshop, Jhansi

  2. Rail Spring Karkhana, Sithouli, Gwalior.

  3. Coach Midlife Rehabilitation Workshop, Jhansi

  4. Rail Coach Naveenikaran Karkhana, Jhansi

3.Chief Motive Power Engineer (Diesel):- In relation to Mechanical Department, the Chief Motive Power Engineer (Diesel) exercises direct control on the affairs of maintenance of DEMUs and assets of Disaster Management.

CMPE/Dsl exercises administrative control over Demu Shed/AGC and oversees maintenance and operations of weighbridges located at Jhansi, Khairad, Chunar, GMC(Kanpur), and Wagon Repair Workshop, Jhansi.

4. Chief Electrical Service Engineer:- In relation to the Mechanical Department, the Chief Electrical Service Engineer is vested with the responsibility of maintenance and operations of coaching trains(TL &AC) and MEMU over NCR .Besides he also oversees the availability of related Material in coordination with the workshops and monitoring/ redressal of passenger complaints related to amenities.

5.Chief Rolling Stock Engineer (Coaching):- The responsibilities of Chief Rolling Stock Engineer (Coaching) include the operation and maintenance of Coaching stock over NCR. Besides he also oversees the availability of related Material in coordination with the workshops and monitoring/ redressal of passenger complaints related to amenities.

The administrative control of CRSE/chg spans over 08 Coaching depots spread over various locations in NCR at Prayagraj, Kanpur, Jhansi, Gwalior, Khajuraho, Agra Cantt, Agra Fort and Mathura.

6. Chief Rolling Stock Engineer (Freight):- The Chief Rolling Stock Engineer (Freight) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of freight stock over NCR. In addition to this, CRSE/Frt also coordinates with the store and workshops to ensure the availability of material for undertaking maintenance of freight stocks.

The administrative control of CRSE(Frt.) spans 03 Freight Depots spread over various locations in NCR at GMC(Kanpur), BAAD, and Jhansi. In addition to this, CRSE/Frt also oversees the activities undertaken at 04 examination points at GMC, BAAD, Jhansi, and Dadri.

7. Chief Mechanical Engineer (Planning):- Infrastructure facilities and availability of machines & plants in Workshops, Sheds, Carriage & Wagon depots & sick lines, and train examination stations have to be reviewed periodically to facilitate effective maintenance activities. Chief Mechanical Engineer (Planning) is  the coordinating officer to provide such facilities through works, Machine & Plants programs and getting their sanction from the Railway Board for every financial year.

8. Chief Environment and Housekeeping Manager (CEnHM):- CEnHM looks after the charge of EnHM i.e., the Environment and Housekeeping wing. As head of the EnHM wing, CEnHM is vested with the responsibilities of undertaking monitoring and coordination of Environment related matters. 

Source : North Central Railways / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed : 05-04-2024  

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