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.
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)]
List of Vendors of Eastern Railway(Based on old Data)
List of Approved Vendors
List of Contracts Awarded
Stores Department is organising Vendor Meet at Belvedere Officers Club, 23, Belvedere Park, Alipore, Kolkata - 700027 on 02-May-2019 between 10 AM to 5 PM.
All the vendors are requested to attend the meet .
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