Railway officials to be rated on freight volumes, train movement efficiency

The Railways' overall freight growth against the ministry's internal target was 0.94 per cent in FY22

Indian railways

In the last financial year, the national transporter ferried over 1400 mt of goods and raw materials

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
In order to meet its ambitious freight loading and earning targets, the Ministry of Railways has now included freight performance as a rating indicator for appraisal of Indian Railways employees.

Under the tweaked methodology for 2022-23 (FY23) appraisal of divisional officials, a 30 per cent weighting will be given to ‘group key performance indicators (KPIs)’, with scores based on the performance of the entire division and zone, Business Standard has learnt. Currently, there are 17 railway zones and 68 divisions.

"Zonal and divisional earnings, freight loading, and efficiency in train movement will form the basis of these scores,” a senior railway ministry official who did not wish to be named told Business Standard.

First Published: Jun 29 2022 | 12:45 PM IST

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