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Railways to shut down COFMOW on Dec 1, seeks to trim undertakings

Unit for railway workshops being closed as part of finance ministry recommendation on 'rationalization of government bodies'

Source: Indian Railways Twitter grab

Source: Indian Railways Twitter grab

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The railways ministry will shut down the Central Organisation for Modernisation of Workshops (COFMOW) from December 1, a year after the government asked it to rationalise and reduce its undertakings.

From December 1, COFMOW’s matters will be handled by the traction and rolling stock division of the railway board. Officers with COFMOW will be transferred to other divisions, while non-gazetted officers will be redeployed or released on a case-by-case basis.

The decision was taken "in line with the recommendation made by the Principal Economic Advisor (PEA), Ministry of Finance on Rationalization of Government Bodies," according to a railway board circular.

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First Published: Oct 19 2022 | 1:48 PM IST

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