The Railway board had directed Zonal Railway establishments
and production Units to achieve zero scrap balance in the next two months. The
General Managers of all the Zonal Railways and Public sector undertakings have
been advised to regularly monitor this activity and to intensify supervision at
Senior officer’s level so as to promptly identify scrap and offer it through E
Earnings from sale of Railway scrap not only
augments Railways revenue but also helps in keeping the Railway track,
stations, workshops, depots neat and tidy.
With the concerted efforts by all the
Railways, total scrap sales till December 2017 of current financial year has
reached to Rs. 1837 crores which is 22% higher than the corresponding sales of
Rs. 1503 crores upto December 2016 of the year 2016-17.
Indian Railways have been selling its internally
generated scrap entirely through Online e-auction. Majority
of the scrap material comprises worn-out
rails and track fittings released from track renewal/gauge conversion, steel
scrap generated in course of overhaul /repairs of rolling stocks, other
non-ferrous and miscellaneous scrap.
The e-auction module is part of the IREPS (Indian
Railways E-Procurement System) which is a single portal of Indian Railways
handling all procurements tenders and e-auctions digitally. All the Zonal
Railways and Production Units use this single platform for online sales of
scrap. Monthly on an average, 200 e-auctions are conducted by Materials
Managers in Divisions and Stores Depots spread all over Indian Railways.
Auction schedules and details of saleable
materials are published regularly on IREPS website & updated online.
The endeavor shall be continued so as to achieve
the task of Zero scrap balance by end of March