28 July 2016

Anil Kakodkar Committee Report on Railway Safety

High Level Safety Review Committee was constituted by the Ministry of Railways on 16.09.2011 under the chairmanship of Dr. Anil Kakodkar. The Committee submitted its report on 17.02.2012.

The Committee had made 106 recommendations covering various aspects viz. General Safety Matters, Organizational Structure, Empowerment at Working Level, Safety Related Works and Issues, Filling up of vacancies in critical safety categories and Manpower Planning Issues, Plugging the shortage of critical Safety Spares, External Interferences – Removal of Encroachment and Sabotage, Upgradation of Signaling, Telecommunication and Train Protection System, Upgradation of Rolling Stock, Track, Bridges, Elimination of Level Crossings, Human Resource Development with emphasis on Education and Training Institutes on Indian Railways, Eco-system and Safety Architectures on Indian Railways.

Of the 106 recommendations, 68 recommendations have been fully accepted, 19 partially accepted and 19 not accepted by the Ministry of Railways. So far, 22 recommendations of the Committee have been implemented. 20 recommendations are in final stages of implementation.