NEW DELHI: Starting the process of restructuring, the railways today changed the designation and responsibilities of Board Member (Mechanical) and Member (Electrical) and redesignated them as Member (Rolling Stock) and Member (Traction), respectively to ensure smooth functioning of transporter.
Railway Member (Mechanical) Hemant Kumar is now Member (Rolling Stock) and Member (Electrical) A K Kapoor has become Member (Traction), according to a railway notification.
The need was felt as there were some overlapping areas which were creating hindrance and causing turf war among various directorates and the move is expected to streamline functioning in railways.
Member (Rolling Stock) will be responsible for all coaches, including Trainsets and electrical maintenance of entire coaching stock while Member (Traction) will have now responsibility of all diesel and electric locomotives. Member (Traction) has been given fuel management, including all forms of conventional and non-conventional energy generation. However, there will be no change at divisional levels.
As part of the ongoing restructure, the railways will appoint an Advisor from outside for resource mobilisation and development. Division of responsibility of Member Traffic to Freight and Passenger Services are also in the process.