The Ministry of Railways, Government of India, has issued a letter emphasizing the provision of air-conditioning in railway offices, buildings, and other railway centers. The letter states that maintaining proper working conditions, including temperature control, is crucial for the efficient functioning of personnel. It highlights the importance of adequate ventilation and air circulation to achieve suitable workplace temperatures.
Provision of Air-conditioning in Railway Offices, Buildings and other Railway centers
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (भारत सरकार)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (रेल मंत्रालय)
(RAILWAY BOARD) (रेलवे बोर्ड)
New Delhi, Dated: 15.05.2023
All Zonal Railways & Us
Sub: Provision of Air-conditioning in Railway Offices, Buildings and other Railway centers.
Ref: Board’s letter of even no. dated 01.12.20216.
Vide Board’s letter under reference, directions were issued regarding provision of Air conditioners in Railway offices, buildings, other centres, wherein Railways were empowered to decide on their own the requirement of air-conditioning with approval of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM)General Manager (GM).
- In this regard, it is important to mention that proper working conditions at workplace are important for efficient working of personnel. This includes maintaining proper temperature of the work place which can be achieved at most of the work places through provision of adequate ventilation along with air circulation by pushing stuffy and warmer air out of the room and providing breeze inside.
- Further, it is to mention that energy conservation is one of the strategies being adopted by Indian Railways to achieve its mission of becoming Net Zero Carbon Eimttier by 2030. Therefore, in order to achieve this, any addition of electrical loads should be critically evaluated before installation. However, based on local conditions, Railways can decide on their own the requirement of air-conditioning with approval of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM)/ General Manager (GM).
This issues with the approval Competent Authority.
(Nisha Manohar Patil)
Director Electrical Engg (PS)
Phone: 01 1-437895319