General Manager of South Western Railway Ashok Kumar Mital released the second edition of Schedule of Powers (SOP) Book–2013 here recently.
Mr. Mital said the revised SOP would supersede the previous one and come into force with immediate effect. He said the SOP had six parts and contained information about rules, procedures and delegation of powers of the officers from principal head of the department to an assistant scale officer in SWR.
Mr. Mital said the last edition of SOP was issued in April, 2008 and since then 39 correction slips had been issued.
“Issue of correction slips and delegation of powers by the Railway Board to the zonal railways had necessitated the issue of a revised edition of SOP,” he said.
Mr. Mital said the exercise of these powers was subject to provision of the relevant code rules, orders or instructions issued by the Railway Board from time to time and observance of the Cannons of Financial Property. He hoped that the revised SOP would streamline administrative decision making in the zone.
Mr. Mital also released the SWR’s Gazette — volume-II bimonthly book of March–April, 2013 on the occasion.