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RailTel joins COVID-19 fight with a contribution of 2 crore

RailTel has contributed Rs 2 crore from its CSR fund to the 'PM CARES Fund' to help the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
New Delhi: To support the noble cause of fighting the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic in India, RailTel has contributed Rs 2 crore to the Prime Minister’s citizen assistance and relief in emergency situation fund (PM- CARES fund) from the corporate social responsibility (CSR) fund for Financial Year 2019-20 of RailTel. In addition contribution of Rs 15.5 lacs, which is the voluntary contribution of one day’s salary of RailTel employees to fight this deadly disease has also been made. RailTel handles crucial communication system, video conferencing and implementation of e-office platform as well storing important data for Indian Railways in its two data centres (Gurgaon and Secunderabad). In the current crisis situation, ensuring the availability of essential commodities and associated supply chain is of paramount importance for which Railway freight operations need to be run operated without any hiccups. In such a scenario it is all the more important for keeping the network and data centre operation stable so that it doesn’t hamper the Railway freight movement and communication between all the offices of Indian railways across the country. A large number of banks are also dependent on RailTel services for their data communications needs. Talking about the management of essential services, RailTel's CMD Puneet Chawla said, "Following the government's advisory, majority of RailTel’s workforce is working from home using e-office, ERP, HD video conference platform. However, some of our team members are also working in the field to keep the network running which is very crucial for many of our clients including the Ministry of Railway, banks and other clients. The safety of our workforce is of utmost importance to us and we are taking all possible precautions for the same” Team RailTel stand in solidarity with its countrymen in this fight and pledges to implement all precautionary measure to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID 19). Disclaimer: This story is a press release and is being published without any editing by PSU Watch desk. Our editorial team has only changed the headline.