The Modi Government is all set to refit the Indian railways under the Budget for the year 2014-2015. Now what remains to be seen is that whether it’s another bite-a-bullet decision for the government or will there be some populism.
Sources said the dominant view in the new government is that “business-as-usual” would not help to revamp the state-run transporter as an engine of economic growth and there is need to inject critical reforms.
According to the sources, the leading view in the new government is that there’s a strong need to give a shot to the critical developments in the Indian railways. Therefore. The government plans to carry out a recovery plot after the Budget as it’s certainly important to speed up the nation’s economic progress.
It is also believed that a chief administrative rearrangement is in the pipeline to get well-organized and authentic officials on board in completing the revitalization plan.
New railway minister Shri Sadananda Gowda has asked to reconsider report on railway safety by the Kakodkar committee. The report had talked about that the current structural system on departmental lines is very old-fashioned and it wants dynamism in the Indian Railways. Such a kind of system also gives upswing to inter departmental conflict dropping vision of the complete structural objectives that includes the safety. The report also mentioned that the current arrangement of railway body is more central, top heavy and categorized end to end on departmental lines, far from a practical and goal focused union.
Though the UPA government in the past didn’t pay much heed to the outcome of this report; however, there is awareness in the new government that the railways actually require some extra ordinary intelligence to come back on track.
Hope the “ideas on paper” that the NDA government is thinking of to “bring in to practice” bring good to the public.