- Railway Staff College
The Railway Staff College is the management training institute for the officers of the
Indian Railways. The college trains not only newly appointed officers but also senior managers and executives. The college also trains officers of other Group A services of the Government of India
The college is currently housed in the Pratap Vilas Palace,
The college was founded in 1930 at Dehradun and then shifted to its present regal sylvan surroundings at Vadodara, in 1952. It is housed in the Pratap Vilas Palace (built in 1914 AD) surrounded by lush green lawns and designed by C.F. Stevens in the renaissance style. The property comprising of 55 acres of garden and wooded land, enlivened by the calls of peacocks and migratory birds, was purchased from the Gaikwads (erstwhile rulers) of Vadodara.
The Apex Institute
Indian Railways is a very important segment of the country's transport infrastructure celebrating 150 glorious years of their existence and keeping pace with changing times the railways will be an integral part of India's infrastructure planning for the new millennium. The Indian Railways have a competent, hard working and highly skilled workforce of about 1.5 million with tremendous potential to excel in almost all the professional areas even on a global basis.
An efficient transport infrastructure is a very crucial asset for social and economic development of a country. Personal mobility for work, study and leisure, efficient and economical distribution of resources and produce are the essential requirements of modern day living. Recognizing this the tenth five year plan gives importance to increasing the operational efficiency, productivity of existing assets and major policy reforms including rationalization of freight and fare structure to facilitate our qualitative reform and development of railway system to face the major challenges which are before the Indian Railways today.
Human resource is the most important resource of any organization whose efficiency determines success. Therefore, development of this resource is of prime concern for Indian Railways.
Indian Railways employs over 6.0 lakhs group ‘D’ staff, about 9 lakhs group ‘C’ staff and 15,000 group ‘A’ and group ‘B’ officers including over 3000 medical officers. The training of non-gazetted staff is organised at various System, Technical and Divisional Zonal Training Schools on the Zonal Railways itself. There are 169 training centres located across the railway system for meeting the training needs of non-gazetted staff. Training of officers is conducted at six Centralised Training Institutes (CTIs), e.g.
Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering, Punefor civil engineers,
Indian Railway Institute of Signal and Telecommunications Engineering, Secunderabadfor engineers of S&T department,
Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering& Jamalpur Gymkhana, Jamalpurfor mechanical engineers
Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasikfor Electrical Engineers,
RPF Academy Lucknow, for officers of Railway Protection Force and
* As the alma mater the Railway Staff College, Vadodara functions as the apex training institute for the officers of all departments in general and Accounts, Personnel, Stores, Traffic and Medical departments in particular.
* [http://www.rscbrc.ac.in/ Official website of the Railway Staff College]
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