Commission of Railway Safety
The Commission of Railway Safety (Hindi: रेल सुरक्षा आयोग) is a government agency of India. Subordinate to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the commission is the rail safety authority in India, as directed by The Railways Act, 1989. The agency investigates rail accidents. Its head office is in the Northeast Railway Compound in Lucknow. As of 2015, Shri Raj Kumar Kardam is the Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS).
Organisational Structure & Jurisdiction
The Commission is headed by a Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), at Lucknow, who also acts as Principal Technical Advisor to the Central Government in all matters pertaining to railway safety. Working under the administrative control of CCRS are 9 Commissioners of Railway Safety (CRS), each one exercising jurisdiction over one or more of the 16 Zonal Railways. In addition, Metro Railway (Kolkata), DMRC(Delhi), MRTS (Chennai) and Konkan Railway also fall under their jurisdiction. There are 5 Deputy Commissioners of Railway Safety posted in the Headquarters at Lucknow for assisting the CCRS as and when required. In addition, there are 2 field Deputy Commissioners, one each in Mumbai and Kolkata, to assist the Commissioners of Railway Safety in matters concerning the Signalling and Telecommunication disciplines.
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