Election Commission allows Railways for inviting tenders

Share with your network

The Election Commission (EC) has given the railways a “no objection” for inviting tenders related to train operations, execution of safety work and day-to-day maintenance of infrastructure, with a condition that no publicity would be made over it by any politician.

More Information:

  • Earlier, the railways had looked for an exemption from a section of the MCC (Model Code of Conduct), which bars floating of tenders when the poll code is in place without prior permission of the EC.
  • This would affect the day-to-day functioning, the railways stated.
  • The EC has said in a letter dated April 3, “The Commission has no objection from MCC angle to invite tenders for train operations, execution of safety works, day to day maintenance of railway infrastructure and sanctioned projects subject to the condition that no publicity in this regard should be made by any minister/political functionary anywhere in the country and the final awarding of the contract may be deferred till the completion of results.”
  • Other than global ones, para 5.2.1(ix)(g) of the MCC bars tenders, to be floated.
  • These tenders can be evaluated, but not finalised and will require prior permission of the EC, it says.
  • In a letter to the EC on March 27, the railways has sought the EC’s permission to get the exemption, stating that these tenders needed to be processed and finalised in the national and larger public interest.

Rail Analusis insights: The EC has said in a letter dated April 3, “The Commission has no objection from MCC angle to invite tenders for train operations, execution of safety works, day to day maintenance of railway infrastructure and sanctioned projects subject to the condition that no publicity in this regard should be made by any minister/political functionary anywhere in the country and the final awarding of the contract may be deferred till the completion of results.”

To know more about recent developments of RailwayClick Here

(  Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information. )


Some Past Related Updates which might interest you :

05 Apr, 2019: Chairman Railway Board launches various digital initiatives on Indian Railways

27 Mar, 2019: KVIC wins new orders worth Rs 2.90 crore from Indian Railways

26 Mar, 2019:  SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant flags off first consignment of LHB wheels for Indian Railways

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*