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Railways are on the track to become a more horizontal organisation

The merger of cadres, while it affects only about 12,000 Group A officers, who lead this "army", creates a far larger noise.

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee  |  New Delhi 

Would the Railway Board want to present its new look to the world when the Railway float sails down Rajpath this Republic Day? It has issued advertisements for agencies to design those. It might have to ask those agencies to change the theme after the Cabinet on Tuesday decided to unify the existing eight Group A services of the Railways into a common officer cadre, to be called Indian Railway Management Service.

The unification is one of the biggest changes to have occurred in the government structure, affecting its largest departmental undertaking. The scale of the change is bigger ...

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First Published: Wed, December 25 2019. 01:14 IST