Indian Railway launches online HR Management System
Guwahati: In a bid to transform India into a digitally empowered society, Indian Railway recently launched a digitised online Human Resource Management System (HRMS).
The new module - aimed at helping 27 lakh families of both serving and retired railway officials - was launched in a virtual event by Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, New Delhi on November 26.
HRMS is a high thrust project for Indian Railways to leverage improved productivity and employee satisfaction. It is a move to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Railway system and HRMS is expected to create a big impact on the functioning of all the employees and will make them more tech-savvy.
The Employee Self Service (ESS) module enables railway employees to interact with various modules of HRMS including communication regarding change of data.
Similarly, Provident Fund (PF) Advance module enables them to check their PF balance and apply for PF advance online. Processing for seeking advance will be done online and employees will also be able to see the status of their PF application.
The settlement module digitises the entire settlement process of retiring employees. Employees can fill their settlement/pension booklet online. Service details are fetched online and pension is processed online completely. This eliminates the use of paper and it also facilitates monitoring for timely processing of settlement dues of retiring employees.
Railway has already launched other modules of HRMS like Employee Master module which stores all basic information details of Railway employee; Electronic Service Record module replacing physical Service Records storing service records of employees in digital format; Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) module digitising the complete process of writing annual performance appraisal of all 12 lakh non gazetted Railway employees; Electronic Pass module replacing the physical paper pass; Office Order Module meant both for the issue of office Orders and updating of data on joining of new employees, promotion, transfer of employees and retirement of employees in HRMS database.