Function of General Administration
Eastern Railway General Administration looks after the overall train operation, budget, projects and construction activities. It also deals the legal matters, vigilance matters, RTI cases, staff welfare and all sorts of media and press activities including public relations.
The General Administration or in fact the entire railway is governed by the General Manager assisted by the Additional General Manager. The General Administration has one Principal Head of the Department (PHOD) under whose direct supervision, the legal cell and the vigilance cell work.
At present, in General Administration, apart from GM and AGM, we have 1 PHOD (Joint Secretary level), 8 SG/JAG (Dy. Secretary level), 8 Sr. Scale (Under Secretary level) and 13 Jr. Scale officers assisted by several Senior and Junior Supervisors and ministerial staff.
General Administration organises and supervises all functions of Hon'ble Minister for Railways, Hon'ble State Ministers for Railways, Railway Board, all parliamentary committees, all non railway organisation including foreign railway delegations, all national days observance, passenger committees etc. It also looks after and coordinates the matters relating to legal issues, vigilance activities, territorial army, civil defence and public grievance. The functions of railway museum at Howrah is also controlled by the General Administration.