Women’s Day Award Function by RWWCO

Women’s Day Award Function by RWWCO 

Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organisation is the apex body of the chain of women’s welfare organisations spread over all Indian Railways engaged in the task of welfare of railwaymen and their families through various need-based socio/welfare activities.

The organization started its activities in 1962 after Indo-China War, and while the primary concern of the Organisation is the welfare of Railway employees and their families, it has always risen to the call of the society and the nation- be it environmental awareness, family welfare drives, disturbances on the borders or the natural calamities. It is one of the fore-runner voluntary Organisations in the country today. 

RWWCO also honours the services of selected women employees of Group-C & Group-D for their outstanding services. The purpose was to boost up the morale of those women, who show exemplary dedication, integrity and courage in discharge of their duties and who also work quietly in any other social field viz. Hospital, School, Sports, Blood Donation, Family Welfare Programme, Scouts & Guides etc. This year 30 such women employees were felicitated in a function held at National Rail Museum Auditorium, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 14th March, 2016. During the function, Shri A.K.Mital, Chairman, Railway Board, as Chief Guest, distributed merit certificates & cash awards to outstanding women employees in the presence of Smt. Rashmi Mital, President/RWWCO and Railway Board Members and senior officers from rail fraternity. 

Later, a play named ‘Court Martial’ written by Swadesh Deepak was presented by Asmita Theatre. Shri Arvind Gaur is the Director of this theatre and is known is known for his contemporary and thought-provoking plays. 

(Photograph is also available at PIB website pib.nic.in)

Indian Railway Decides to Continue Facilitator Scheme
The Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) were introduced to facilitate passengers in getting unreserved tickets without manual intervention. In the initial phase, to popularise the use of smart cards and to make the general public accustomed to using the ATVMs, the scheme for Facilitators was introduced. Initially, instructions for engaging facilitators on Central & Western Railway were issued and subsequently all zonal Railways were allowed to engage facilitators. Thereafter, the scheme has been reviewed from time to time and extensions were given on annual basis. The last extension has been given upto 31.03.2016.

This issue has been examined again and based on the feedback received from zonal Railways a decision to continue with the scheme up to 31.03.2017 has been taken. It has, however, been decided that on those zonal Railways where this concept was introduced in 2011-12, this scheme will not be extended beyond 31-03-2017. It has also been stipulated that ATVMs shall be earmarked on rotational basis to facilitators and general public. This has been done keeping in view the complaints that the machines of facilitators function properly whereas those for general public remain out of order.   

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