Stores Department, as a separate department made its beginning in the year 1857 in the 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) , then to Controller of Stores and finally to Principal Chief Materials Manager since 2017.
Store Department is making procurement of Stock/Non Stock items required for safe running of train and proper upkeep maintenance of Railway assets including rolling stock on behalf of all other departments of Eastern Railway. It looks after proper warehousing of stores purchased and their distribution to various indenters. Stores Department also disposes off scarp generated through various activities in Eastern Railway. At present the Stores Department is headed by PCMM who is assisted by 72 Gazetted Officers and 3057 Non Gazetted Officials. Annual procurement of materials worth Rs 2000 Cr (Approx.) and annual sale of Scrap worth Rs 348 Cr (Approx.) is being done. About 8700 Nos. of stock items are dealt with. Approximately 18000 tenders are floated and decided for procurement of stores annually.
Eastern Railway has the oldest Printing Press in Indian Railways which was established in 1855 to fulfil the requirement of Tickets, Forms & Stationeries, etc.
To view the list of approved vendors follow the link List of Approved Vendors
To view List of Contracts Awarded for supply tenders please visit https://www.ireps.gov.in website then go to Contracts---> Supply Contracts (Zonal Railway).
Joint Procedure Order regarding payment of taxes under GST regime on account of enhancement of GST rate for items with HSN CODE 86
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