Kakodkar Committee

  • Further hike in surcharge on Railway bookings likely March 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Justifying the hike in charges on various counts announced recently, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday hinted at further increase in surcharge on bookings and cancellations for balanced development of the country's largest transporter which has "limited resources". Replying to a debate on the Rail...
  • 'IITs should encourage students to do research' October 28, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Every student should have a choice of concurrent education in all learning domains, said eminent nuclear scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar. "Every student should have a choice of concurrent education and training in all learning domains including opportunities to do so across institutions," he said while delivering a lecture on...
  • Why the Rail Board is unworthy of trust March 13, 2012

    The Railways are a state within a state with the attitude of a village. Successive railway ministers in the past two decades, most notably Mamata Banerjee and Ram Vilas Paswan, have driven the Railways to rack and ruin. Commentators in the media have excoriated them and rightly so. But the...
  • Kakodkar panel to submit rail safety report February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The high-level rail safety review committee headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar will present its report on Friday, which is understood to have favoured separate cadres for diesel and electric locomotive drivers and upgrading tracks. The report, which will be presented just weeks ahead of the...