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  Stores Department

Stores Department, as a separate department made it's beginning in the year 1857 in erstwhile East Indian Railway. It was then headed by General Stores Keeper (GSK). The first GSK was Mr. T. F. Campbell. Subsequently, the designation was changed to Principal Store Keeper (1863-1866), then to Chief Store Keeper (1866-1886) and finally to Controller of Stores.

Store Department is making procurement of Stock/Non Stock items for all the departments required for safe running of train and proper upkeep/ maintenance of Railway assets including rolling stock. It also looks after  proper warehousing of stores purchased and their distribution to various indentors. Stores Department also disposes off scarp generated through various activities in Eastern Railway. At present the stores Department is headed by Controller of Stores and he is assisted by 72 Gazette Officers and 3352 Employees. Annual procurement of material worth Rs 1600 Cr (Approx) is made and on annual sale of Scrap worth of Rs 242 Cr (Approx) is being done.

Eastern Railway has the oldest Printing Press in Indian Railways which was established in 1855 to fulfill requirement of Tickets, Forms & Stationeries.

Customer Grievance Redressal Camps

Eastern Railway has organized special camps at COS office , Kolkata From 31.10.16 to 05.11.16 to redress the grievances of all our vendors/suppliers. Interested vendors may contact Sri D S PAUL, SMM/DL ( Mob No-9002020786) from 11:00 AM to 5: 00 PM  on all working Days.


Function of the Department [4(1)(b)(I)]

Organisation Chart [4(1)(b)(I)] 

Duty List and Contact No [4(1)(b)(II)] 

Decision Making Process [4(1)(b)(III)]


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Vendor Development Cell

Any Vendor/Firm , who is interested and willing to do business with Railway can Contact the following Officer.

Sri Manoj Kumar


Vendor Development Cell

Stores Department

COS office

Fairlie Place

17 N S Road , Kolkata-1

Contact No- 033-22224818 

Source : Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 31-10-2016  

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