The Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has announced that a systematic Human Resource Audit would be undertaken to prepare the workforce of Indian Railways for the future and for enhancing organizational performance. Presenting the Railway Budget for 2015-16 in Parliament today he informed the members that as part of the focused Human Resource strategy, measures would be adopted to raise employee productivity in line with global standards. It is also proposed to pursue creation a separate accounting head for HRD and develop ERP based Human Resource Management System.
Shri Prabhu informed the members that Railways is in the process of setting up a full-fledged Railway University during 2015-16.
The Railway Minister said that Railways frontline staff is the first point of contact with the public and Railways intend to start a special training module on soft skills for them so that railways customers feel welcomed. Training in yoga will be imparted to Railways staff, especially from Railway Protection Force (RPF).
He informed that Railways will take up the work of repair of staff quarters and also of RPF barracks. It will also improve the delivery of health services to its employees. For the recreational pursuit of its staff Railways has decided to upgrade four Holiday Homes, to begin with.