Important New Railway Initiatives (July 2017) (Download PDF)


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Minister of Railways has launched following important projects: Rail Cloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal (First IT Application on Rail Cloud), and Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme and Handing over of 1st CTSE Card.

Image shows the Benefits of RailCloud

Image Shows the Benefits of RailCloud

Image shows the Benefits of RailCloud

RailCloud Project: Part of IR-OneICT

Strategic IT initiative, christened IR-OneICT, for enterprise wide digital single platform- aim to improve customer satisfaction, improve revenue and effective, efficient and safe operations.

  • RailCloud basic project to achieve the goal of single digital platform for IR
  • RailCloud is another step towards Digitization of Railways
  • Rail Cloud works on popular Cloud Computing system
  • RailCloud project in association with its PSU, RailTel Corporation of India Limited
  • Efforts in direction to bring entire Railway system on integrated digital Platform.
  • Reduce the cost & data may be safely ensured on the servers
  • What is Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing is the emerging technology for faster and on demand commensurate deployment of Server resources, resulting in, reduced cost.

Benefits of RailCloud

  • Swifter deployment of application (within 24 hrs as compared to conventional time running into weeks and months)
  • Cloud hardware and environment available for testing
  • Maximizing usage of the available server and storage- allowing bigger data and more applications.
  • Utilizing existing infrastructure subsumed in RailCloud
  • Rapid scalability and elasticity based on demand.
  • IT Security enhancement and Standardization
  • Cost reduction
  • Better User Experience with increased speed
  • Allow Managed Network and Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) services for faster and more efficient work environment workers

NIVARAN-Grievance Portal’First IT Application on RailCloud

  • First IT application to be launched on the RailCloud
  • Platform for resolution of service related grievances of serving and former railway employees
  • New application cloud-ready and migrated as the first cloud application of Indian Railways- save significant revenue and improve user experience

Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE)

  • Railway employees and their dependents get Comprehensive Health Care Facilities through in-house health Institutions with referrals to hospitals whenever necessary.
  • Retired beneficiaries often live far away from the established Railway Health Institutions and cannot come to Railway Health Institutions in emergencies.
  • CTSE provides immediate care in ‘Golden Hour’- Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency in selected hospitals
  • Allows web based system of communication between private hospitals and railway authorities with eligibility determined by biometrics stored in Aadhar (UIDAI) server
  • Whole system including bill processing is online

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017


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