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INDIAN RAILWAY LAUNCHES DIGITISED ONLINE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (HRMS)

INDIAN RAILWAY LAUNCHES DIGITISED ONLINE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (HRMS)

Context

Indian Railway has launched completely digitized online Human Resource Management System (HRMS).

Details

  • It is a move to improve efficiency and productivity of the Railway system and a step towards realizing the vision of Prime Minister to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.
  • Following modules of HRMS
    • Employee Self Service (ESS) module enables railway employees to interact with various modules of HRMS including communication regarding change of data.
    • Provident Fund (PF) Advance module enables Railway employees to check their PF balance and apply for PF advance online.
    • Settlement module digitizes the entire settlement process of retiring employees.
  • Indian Railways has already launched other modules of HRMS
    • 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 digitizing 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 updation of data on joining of new employees, promotion, transfer of employees and retirement of employees in HRMS database.

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