Railway introduces Project Saksham to upgrade knowledge of employees and for boosting productivity
Source :NewsBharati   Date :15-Nov-2017

New Delhi, November 15: With an aim to upgrade skill and knowledge of all the employees and to help boost productivity and efficiency, Indian Railway has introduced a comprehensive training programme named as “Project Saksham”.


Notably, under the direction of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, a comprehensive training programme named as “Project Saksham” has been introduced to upgrade skill and knowledge of employees. However, the Project Saksham will also help in boosting productivity and efficiency of Indian Railways.

This training shall be a five-day on the job training or as classroom training in Railway Training Centre depending on the nature of training. However, the reporting managers of all employees receiving training will be actively involved in the Pre-training and post-training process to ensure that the benefits of training get reflected on the job performance and there is improvement within a short time after the training is imparted. The focus of all such training will be to ‘make a difference’ to the job performance of all departments and employees and thus Indian Railways.

With growing rail network, new trains, different high-quality services designed by the railways and the promise of the government to deliver superior and safe rail services and the growing expectation of our passengers and commuters for better amenities and services, it is imperative that the railway employees rise to the occasion to deliver on the promise.

Employees can and do deliver only when they have the right skills, knowledge and the mindset to deliver to the new standards of excellence that the organization hold from them all. This training will help achieve these objectives.

It has been emphasized that while continuous learning and education/training has been an integral philosophy and approach of the Railways, there is a need to do a concentrated capsule of training for all employees in a short period of time to boost their productivity and efficiency. This training programme will fulfill this need.

The training, as per the calendar, will be completed within 9 months. However, General Managers have been directed to personally monitor the completion of the plans and their progress. The zone will also devise a few metrics to monitor the impact of Project Saksham. This training will not only upgrade skill of each of the employees but also go a long way in improving the performance of the Indian Railways.