Ratan Tata to Head Railways ‘Kayakulp’ Council Yet Another Fullfilment Of Promise Made In Railway Budget Speech 2015-16

Press Release ID: 117418
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015
Ministry: Ministry of Railways

Taking immediate follow up action in implementing the Budget announcement, the Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has now constituted the ‘Kayakulp’ Council and has appointed Shri Ratan Tata to head this Council. The purpose of the Council is to recommend innovative methods and processes for the improvement, betterment and transformation of the Indian Railways.

This Council would be a standing body ad would interact with all stakeholders and other interested parties. This Council would initially also have Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All Indian Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) and Dr. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), the two recognized federations representing the railway employees as members.

The other members of the Council would be announced in due course.

This setting up of the Council is yet another fulfillment of the promise made in the Railway Budget Speech. The Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16 in Parliament on 26th February 2015 said –“Every dynamic and thriving organization needs to innovate and re-invent its practices. In accordance with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister for Innovation, Technology Development and Manufacturing, the Indian Railways intend to set up an innovation council called “Kayakalp” for the purpose of business re-engineering and introducing a spirit of innovative in Railways.”

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