Indian Railways Current Affairs - 2019
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Indian Railways had organised a programme on Ethics in Public Governance and launched Mission Satyanishtha at a day-long event held at National Rail Museum, New Delhi. It was first of its kind event organised by any government organization in the country.
The issue of ethics, integrity and probity in public life has been matter of concern all over government sector across the country. In this context, it is also extremely important that all railway servants adhere to impeccable conduct and integrity at all times.
Mission Satyanishtha aims at sensitizing all railway employees about need to adhere to good ethics and to maintain high standards of integrity at work. Under it, talks and lectures on subject were organised all over Indian Railways for this purpose.
Objectives of Mission Satyanishtha
- To train every employee to understand need and value of ethics in personal and public life.
- To deal with ethical dilemmas in life and public governance.
- To help understand policies of Indian Railways on ethics and integrity and employee’s role in upholding same.
- To develop inner governance through tapping inner resources.
Indian Railways has launched its first consolidated Bridge Management System (IR-BMS), a web-enabled IT application to store data on its 1.5 lakh bridges. It was launched by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal days after bridge in Mumbai collapsed on a railway track.
Bridge Management System (IR-BMS)
The IR-BMS aims for meaningful assimilation, analysis and dissemination of information related to various activities about its bridges. It is web-based platform that will show bridge master data, works data, information regarding inspection and monitoring and maintenance of bridges and other essentials.