PR No.181 Islamabad: March 20, 2017
Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, approved re-structuring and strengthening of Legal and I.T Department after Property and Land in three consecutive meetings at Pakistan Railways Headquarters Office here at Lahore. Director Property and Land Arshad Salam Khatak presented detailed organ gram of the Land department on divisional level. The Land Department would be established along the lines of revenue department. He said land management system requires technologies with capacity and staff to manage real estate efficiently. Officers would use Geographic information system to manage accurate inventory of our land bank. He constituted a working committee under CEO Railways that would come up with proposals for posts lying vacant in different departments. He stressed that new vacancies shall be filled up with technical staff and employees would only be given extension if their performance is found satisfactory. In another meeting, Minister was briefed on passenger coaches’ upgradation project. He directed officials, not to compromise on quality of material used in upgradation. He was briefed in detail about 100 coaches and material used in their upgradation. The meeting was attending by Advisor to Minister on Railways, Anjum Pervez and other high officials.