NIVARAN – Online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen

NIVARAN – Online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen
Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
19-April-2016 19:24 IST

Railway Minister directs to develop an online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen.  

The system called NIVARAN to come into operation by 24th June, 2016. 

The System to have provision for progress tracking and appeal. 

Railway Minister to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system. 

The move to benefit around 27 lakhs persons. 

In an innovative measure aimed at staff welfare, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has directed railway administration to develop an online system for the redressal of grievances of Railway Employees both serving as well as retired. The IT Department of Indian Railways has started working on developing this system which will be called “NIVARAN” and will come into operation by 24.06.2016. Under this system, a railway personnel will be able to submit his grievances online and can also track the progress in resolution or disposal of the grievances. The main focus areas of the grievance redressal will be reimbursement of medical claims, pension claim, compassionate appointment and improvement in staff quarters. The move will benefit around 13.26 lakhs serving railway employees and around 13.79 lakhs retired railway personnel that is the system NIVARAN will serve the needs of around total 27 lakhs persons. 
The Railway Minister has also directed the Railway Administration to create a provision or mechanism in this system for “appeal” against a particular decision of an authority. The Railway Minister has accorded important priority to this new system and has decided to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system. The monitoring and review will also be done at Railway Board Level, at Zonal Level and at Divisional level also. The Railway Minister has always been emphasizing on measures aimed at the welfare of the staff and resolution of their problems. He has always been pointing out the sincerity, dedication and hard work being put in by the railway employees to make Indian Railways as the world class railway system. 


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  • Nothing seems to have come out till today the 28th june 2016. Will the Hon 'ble MR Mr Suresh Prabhu ji to kindly do the needful or to include Rlys with the other central depts who have such a facility. Rly men in this respect ,are neither here nor there. And 7th CPC is coming and there will be lots of grievances especially from the retirees and more so from those aged 80+,as they are the most neglected lot. Kindly sir do something positive

  • MUTYA SOMAYAJULU 7 years ago

    Good Proposal By Railway Minister which may benefit to working employees as well as Railway Pensioners/family Pensioners.
    Recently I have experienced that a claim for medical expenses incurred is not being accepted sent by registered post as well as sent through a retired Railway employee.
    Such grievances may be decided early.