Indian Railways roped in Ratan Tata to lead Kaya Kalp council
Innovation council Kaya Kalp is formed to suggest innovative ways to transform the Indian Railways.
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd on 19 March 2015 was roped in by Union Government to head Kaya Kalp, a council formed to suggest innovative ways to transform the Indian Railways.
Earlier, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 26 February 2015 in his first Railway Budget 2015-16 announced that a permanent council will be formed to transform Indian Railways.
Features of the innovation council called Kaya Kalp
• It was designed with an aim for business re-engineering and introducing a spirit of innovation in railways
• The Council was set up to turn around the ailing state-run railway network
• The Council will recommend ways to reform the creaking public service transporter that ferries some 23 million passengers a day
Other members of the council will include representatives of All Indian Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), which represent railway employees.