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SOUTHERN RAILWAY INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY
CENTRE (SRITC)

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FA & CAO

FA & CAO/G

Sr.EDPM

PROGRAMME
SSA/A SSA/S AEDPM
R

SE/Gr.I SE/Gr.II JE/Gr.I JE/Gr.II GS

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Total Staff Strength of
SRITC Sanction - 77
Actual - 69

Age Profile
Less than 40 years 01
Less than 45 years 21
Less than 50 years 32
Less than 55 years 11
Less than 60 Years 04
Earliest retirement Jan 2010.*

*more VRS likely on account


of reduction from 25years to
20 years for VRS Eligibility

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Grade wise Staff
strength
Designation Scale of pay Sanctioned Actual Vacancy
strength
JE(IT)Gr.II 5000-8000 43 39 4

JE(IT)Gr.I 5500-9000 17 17 NIL

SE(IT)Gr.II 6500-10500 12 9 3

SE(IT)Gr.I 7450-11500 05 04 01

*GS System (Ex cadre) 5500-9000 (To be regularized)

Sanct - 10 Actual - 6 Vacant - 4

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Grade Wise Age
Profile
Age JE GrII JE Gr.I SE Gr.II Se.Gr.I
5000-8000 5500-9000 6500-10500 7450-11500

Less than 40 0 1 0 0

Less than 45 12 7 1 0

Less than 50 23 4 4 2

Less than 55 3 4 3 1
55-58 1 1 1 1

In the 6th Pay commission the Grades 5000-8000 and 5500 have been
placed in the Revised scale of 9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs.4200.
Grade 6500-10500 have been placed in 9300-34800 with grade pay of
Rs.4600. along with the grade 7450-11500 in Revised scale 9300-34800
Whose grade pay will also be Rs.4600. There will be only two distinct
grade Pay i.e. 4200 and 4600 in the same pay band Rs.9300-34800.

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Band Pay Grade Pay Sanctioned Actual Vacancy
Strength

9300-34800 4200 60 56 4

9300-34800 4600 17 13 4

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Gender wise Staff Strength

Male Staff 38
Female staff 31
Total 69
Staff with
more than 20 years service 58
Less than 20 years of service 11

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Educational qualification of staff in
SRITC
Graduate 62
Computer Related - 05
Non-Computer - 57
Diploma Holders 01
Non-Graduates 06

Total 69

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 On Voluntary retirement 05 Approx

 On Child care leave 19 Approx

 Staff
Who likelyonto
are already leave
long leave 04railways

 Total 28
 Net Strength left over 41

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New cadre to be known as IT Cadre

Functions, Duties and responsibilities


Data capturing to be done by user
dept. themselves.

EDP centres will transform into


resource centres and Nodal agency
for service providers for all IT
activities of Zonal Railway

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Functions, Duties and responsibilities
(Contd.)
EDP centers are to be organized into

Computer system Management section
 Responsible for installation, maintenance, and efficient management of
Computer systems including Hardware and Software on the railway.
 Technical Clearance of Computerization Proposals on the Railway
 Liaison/Coordination with Maintenance contractors
 Database Maintenance/Administration section
 Management of data base availability
 Planning and creating databases
 Managing storage based design
 Managing security backup and recovery
 Database tuning
 Assistance in software maintenance, Rectification of Minor Problems
and minor modification required in the application software.
 Liaison/Coordination with software maintenance contractors

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Functions, Duties and responsibilities
(Contd.)
 Computer Network Management section
 Managing network administration for LAN/WAN
 Rectification of network problems
 Liaison/coordination with concerned authorities for unlinking
 Maintenance of networking
 Ensuring optimum band width over the network
 Investigation/rectification of data loss over the network
 Plug cases of data collision

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Functions, Duties and responsibilities
(Contd.)
 Application Co-ordination section
 Co-ordination with relevant user departments and
handling of related policy matters
 Effecting improvements in the system
 Certification of applications, modules and overall
supervision of implementation of various applications\
 Implementation online applications developed in the
RDBMS environment with the association of user
department.
 Liaison/coordination with the Application developers

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Functions, Duties and responsibilities
(Contd.)
 Training Coordination section

 Preparation of Standard training input for


staff and arranging training of IT personnel
 Training of user department
 Managing IT Learning centre
 Co-ordination with training agencies, bodies
and associations.

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 Sun Storage 2 Procured in 2001
 Cluster node(server)
 HP Server 2 Procured in 1996
 UPS 30 KVA 2
 PCs 51
 Line Matrix Printer 2

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Major activities of SRITC
 To process as many jobs as possible at any given time to
have efficient use of multi programming facility and
thereby maximizing computer usage.
 To co-ordinate with HCL CE’s and extend maximum
assistance to monitor the ROLIN network.
 To initiate periodical proposals for AMC for the Hard wares
in EDPC
 To initiate proposals for procurement of consumables
 To Check and certify the quality of stationeries from
Stores
 System day to day maintenance including backup and
restoration.
 Maintenance of log books and registers for various console
activities and system maintenance activities by the AMC
vendors. Processing of user input data which involve
validation of input, ARD updating, generation and printing
of Final outputs as per the requirement of the various
user departments.
 Applications processed in Batches (COBOL in HP/UX)
 Freight Accounting ,Coaching, Wagon Census (For SR &
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SWR)
Activities …

• Employee Payment Module (PRIME)


• Leave Module(PRIME)
• Settlement Module(PRIME)
• Loans & Advances Module(PRIME)
• AFRES Modules
• Operating Statistics
• Material Management System
• Financial Management System(FMIS)
• Freight Accounting System
• Passenger Statistical Information
System
• Labour Summary & WGR System

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Project: Extension of RDBMS
Application on Zonal
Railway- Phase-II

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Implementation of RDBMS based
applications AFRES & PRIME on 4
divisions viz. PGT,MDU, TVC & TPJ
Divisions of Southern Railway at a
sanctioned cost of Rs.255.88 Lakhs on
the name of ‘Extension of RDBMS
Phase-II.

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 The hardware database servers to be procured should be such
as to cater to all the requirements of all SDT applications at
HQ & Divisions and the impending replacement of existing
servers of HQ EDP centre.
 An element for integration with Railway Board has also been
provided for in the estimate. The works for Railway Board
component will be clubbed with one of the zonal Railway for
speedier execution and the debit to the extent provided for in
the above estimate will be passed on to your Railway.
 Element for training has also been provided for in the estimate
for imparting adequate training to the users to make them
familiar with RDBMS and its applications.

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Budget Outlay

30000

25000

20000
Anticipatedcost

15000 Outlayexpected
Outlayproposed
10000 Balancework
Actual
5000

0
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Figures in ooo’s
2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
Anticipated cos 25588 25588 25588 25588
Outlay expecte 12200 10000 22000 22100
Outlay propose 10000 12000 100 1000
Balance work 3388 3588 3488 2488
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Actual 0 7000 100
Original estimate- Rs.2,74,33,197/-
Division Amount in Rs.

Sr.EDPM/MAS 27,77,401

CPO 5,22,106
TPJ NIL
MDU 11,59,702
TVC 9,04,111
PGT 9,59,789

Total expenditure up to Jun-08 – Rs.73,23,079/-


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Financial Progress
Original Exp. Incurred till Budget Outlay allotted Exp. Incurred
sanctioned 2007-08 for the 2008-09 Upto Jun-08
amount

25588 7323 1000 2

(Figures in ooo’s)

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AFRES
Division Implemented Under Development

HQrs A B (except Cash, Pay,


E-Suspense,)
WST PER A except E-suspense B

MAS Division A B

TPJ Division A except E-suspense B

PGT Division A except E-suspense B

TVC Division A except E-suspense B

MDU Division A B

A. PF, Internal Check Pension, NPS, E&S-Suspense,

B. Books, Cash, Pay, Traffic Accounts, Budget, Finance, Costing, Works


Contract, Inspection, Asset accounting
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PRIME
Division Implemented Under Development
HQrs A B
WST PER A B

MAS Division A B
TPJ Division A B
PGT Division A B
TVC Division A B
MDU Division A B
A. Pay ro e , Pass,
ll Emp. I
nformat rs , Cadr
Leave e
ion, . Q uart t
B
tt l e men
Se 25
Applications with SRITC

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Software and Data base

List of Data Bases Maintained By EDP


Centre
AFRES & PRIME Databases of HQs
AFRES & PRIME Databases of MAS Division.
AFRES & PRIME Databases of Workshops and
W&S Accounts Office.
IMMS Stores Accounts Database.
EMIS and Mechanical MIS Databases 27
Exchange
NJO PER

18 CORE SINGLEMODE
PARCEL OFFICE

CENTRAL Exchange NGO (M)


STATION
6 CORE MM
MMC
6 CORE SINGLEMODE
NGO(A)

MM FIBER

SM FIBER

Existing FO Cable

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Recent
Activities ...
• Re-organization of Data entry activities done.
• Implemented AFRES and PRIME at MTP
• Implemented AFRES – E-suspense module at CN/MS.
Finance module work is on
• Integration of Various systems at CN/MS being made.
• Bifurcation of Salem Division accounts from PGT division
• Implementation of Operating Statistics at
Trichy statistical office
• Introduction of Settlement module at Chennai division
• In-house training conducted for EDP staff on Oracle and
for MTP staff on AFRES.

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• VI Pay commission software
developed
• Web enabling of Contractor
/supplier bills done
• Finance Module being
implemented in W/PER and HQ
• Books & Budget module under

implementation

Recent Activities
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hern Railway views on the future scenario

 Data Centre concept to be introduced for integrating


various Applications by different User Departments.

 IT centre shall be the only agency for Software


Development and maintenance. Development of
systems by individual departments must be banned.

 Training in IT shall be with IT Centres only.

 All existing Applications may be converted as Web


based Applications

 Material procurement cycle and utilization cycle may


be fully computerized with Data sharing across
Railways

 Performance/Systems Audit System may be


introduced

 Zonal EDP Centre shall be take care of the


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implementation of AFRES & PRIME modules, which is
Review of Cadre polity of EDP Centre
 The ban on the creation of new posts in IT cadre may be
lifted

 The order on the freezing of the Cadre Strength may be


reviewed.

 New grades with Rs.4800, Rs.5400 be introduced for


Database Administrator and Network Administrator.

 IT Centre Staff should be given training ASP - .net, ADO


- .net, VB - .net, Core Java and J2EEE to develop new Web
Based Applications and reconcile the existing
Applications

 IT Centre Staff acquiring Additional qualification such as


OCP, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, RHCE or SUN and HP certified
may be given incentives.

 Gazetted cadre positions and policy review

 HOD Level may be created to Manage IT Centre in Zonal


Level
 IT Managers and Assistant IT Managers may be created
at HQRS, Divisional and Workshop Level 33
Review of Cadre polity of EDP Centre Cond…

 The formation of cadre as per new cadre policy status


 The nomenclature “Data Processing Superintendent”
mentioned in VI PC orders may require a review in view
of existing designation. After the implementation of VI
PC, the IT cadre is having only two Grades

 New Designations like Jr.Software Engineer, Sr.Software


Engineer, Application Co-coordinator, Database
Administrator, Network administrator may be introduced
wit Rs.4200, Rs.4600, Rs.4800 and Rs.5400 grade pay

 Additional Posts may be permitted for the following

 Migrating COBOL applications into RDBMS


applications and Web Based applications and for
their maintenance.

 Installing Database Server Software, Creating,


Configuring, Managing DATABASEs and Performance
Tuning.

 Configuring Switches (VLAN, Spanning TREE),


Enabling Security features, Managing NETWORKs 34
and Performance Tuning
Future Role of EDP as IT Enabler
 Road map for short-term, medium and long-term IT
infusion in the working of Railway
 Periodic Renewal/Upgradations of IT assets like
Hardware, Software required by EDP
 Upgrading the existing ROLIN network to Divisions of SR
and other Zones similar to RAILNET with higher
bandwidth using Railway OFC network available across
the Indian railway, also maintain the Data and Network
Security.
 Performance audit for usefulness to ultimate user /
customer needs to be done periodically
 A clear training policy for IT should be formed with
adequate fund backup
 Committed funds for IT spending for HW/SW
procurement
 Service provider in the areas of Information
dissemination
 Information (DATA) Storage/Retrieval Service as DATA
Centre and Web Based Services
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Information Technology Budget Monitoring (procurement
FUture Role of EDP as IT Enabler Cond…
 Coordinating role of EDP Centres in these
activities

 Managing of User Databases using GRID


computing and DATA Centre concepts. No
individual department shall develop and maintain
any application.

 Planning and procuring of Hardware and Software


based on user requirement within GMs powers

 Up keeping of Network and Professional


management of network peripherals by facilitate
management by external vendors

 Training will be given to Staffs of User


Departments for efficient use of Applications

 Audit Trails will be introduced for monitoring the


Application and Database Changes

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Future Role of EDP as IT Enabler Contd…

 Taking the advantage of outside developments


in the IT field and adopting them in Railway
working

 WIFI (wireless Network) may be introduced where


physical cabling is not possible

 Bar Code Technology can be used for Parcel and


Luggage as well as for Historical data and
Tractability and retrieval.

 RF ID Technology may be utilized in monitoring of


Materials movements, TTE and TC transactions.

 Biometric/Smart card system may be introduced in


Gate Attendance

 Handheld devices like PDAs may be introduced in


shop floors and TTES and TCs transactions and also
for Parcel and luggage transactions for easy data
capturing and handling.
 Engineering department MIS to be integrated with 37
other Systems like AFRES and PRIME
Identification of Powers and Authority Required for EDP
 Identification of powers and authority required for EDP
Centres to effectively serve as a tool of IT catalyst
 IT Training to be managed by Sr.EDPM with separate fund
and powers.
 Adequate fund and authority to decide AMC and spares
procurement
 Sr.EDPM need to have powers for obtaining membership to
professional bodies/conferences
 Sr.EDPMs shall have powers for small external Software
Developments
 Manning of Sr.EDPM post
 Shall be manned by qualified (MCA/MBA/BE Computer
science)
 Shall be sufficiently senior to co-ordinate with User
Departments and Finance.
 Shall have a definite minimum tenure of 3 years and
maximum of 4 years.
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Identification of Powers and Authority Required for EDP Con

 Engagement of professionals from market


 Only for specialised Application Development with short
duration and no maintenance contract for Software
Applications.
 External Training Institutions for training IT centre staff in
latest Technology
 Consultancy for Network where S&T department is not
able to cater to.

 Coordinating role in development of softwares for use in


the Zonal Railway
 Being a pioneer/nodal agency in software development,
EDP center can play a vital role in new software
development

 Powers for works in PH17


 General Mangers shall have powers to sanction works
under plan head 17 upto 5 crores for replacement of
Computer Hardware and NETWORKS.

 No powers to sanction new application development.It


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shall be uniform all over railways.
Issues of maintenance of system, Training needs

 Issues of maintenance of system, Training needs can


Sr.EDPM play the role of training managers in Zonal
Railways for IT?

 MTBF (Failure) rates are high due to non-replacement of


computer hardware in time for want of funds

 AMC for all assets including Network assets is required

 General Conditions of the Contract for IT products may


be made uniform

 Gazetted and Non-Gazetted staff may be permitted to


attend seminars and conferences on IT to update the
recent trends in the field

 Necessary infrastructure for training of users in


Packages and Modules may be created in the IT Centre

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IT enabled Applications areas outside traditional Applications are

 IT enabled applications areas outside traditional


applications areas – suggestions

 Office automation with digital signature, file sharing,


digitization of letters and circulars with proper indexing
and traceability

 Computerization of Receipt & Dispatch of materials and


documents

 Information sharing through email and electronic data


transfer between user departments/Officers to reduce
delay

 Software may be procured for maintain version control,


this will avoid duplicate work.

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Key Roles to be performed by Zonal EDP

 Database Administration
 Installing of Oracle Database and Client Software

 Creating and Configuring and Managing Oracle


Databases

 Backup and Recovery of Oracle databases

 Managing the AFRES & PRIME Oracle Databases of Hqrs,


Chennai Division, PER Offices

 Managing Engine Operating System Database

 System Administration(Sun Servers, SUN Cluster


Node, Windows)
 Monitoring and Managing Sun Servers

 Monitoring and Managing Sun Cluster Nodes

 Monitoring and Managing Windows Servers


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Key Roles Taking care of by Zonal EDP Cond…

 Application Development

 Designing, Developing of new Applications and


Implementing & Managing the Applications

 Customizing the existing Applications to incorporate the


Board Orders and based on User request

 Bug fixing the existing and Trouble shooting.

 Training Sessions being conducted by Southern


Railway Zonal IT Centre (Computer Learning Center)
 Training in Oracle SQL*Plus and Oracle Forms & Reports

 Training sessions to efficiently handle the AFRES, PRIME


Modules and other Applications.

 Training sessions to efficiently handle the Engine


operating System Module

 Training in Office Applications


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