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.
When: 19 March 2015