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Indian Railways launches digitised online HRMS, employees can check PF status online

In order to improve the efficiency and productivity of the railway system, Indian Railways has fully digitised online human resource management system (HRMS)

Indian Railways launches digitised online HRMS (Image for representational purpose only)
Indian Railways launches digitised online HRMS (Image for representational purpose only)

New Delhi: Indian Railway has launched a completely digitised online human resource management system (HRMS) on Wednesday. According to the Railways, this is a high thrust project for Indian Railways to leverage improved productivity and employee satisfaction. "It is a move to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Railway system and a step towards realizing the vision of PM Modi to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. HRMS is expected to create a big impact on the functioning of all the employees and will make them more tech-savvy," Indian Railways said in a press release.

Railways Board Chairman & CEO Vinod Kumar Yadav has launched the following modules of HRMS & User depot useful for railway employees and pensioners via video conferencing.

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. Advance processing will be online and employees will also be able to see the status of their PF application online.

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The settlement module digitises the entire settlement process of retiring employees. Employees can fill their settlement/pension booklet online. Service details are fetched online and pension is processed online completely. This will eliminate the use of paper and it also facilitates monitoring for timely processing of settlement dues of retiring employees.

Prior to these modules, Indian Railways has already launched other modules of HRMS like 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 updating of data on joining of new employees, promotion, transfer of employees and retirement of employees in HRMS database.

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