Role of QA/S&T Directorate:-
Quality Assurance/S&T Directorate deals with inspection of S&T items required by all Zonal Railways & various PSUs. This Directorate also deals with vendor development & multi sourcing for majority of S&T items. Besides, quality audits & surprise inspections also are carried out at firm’s premises to keep control over quality. Penal action against the firm is also taken in case of quality related issues.
Brief achievement (2020-21) & 2021-22 (Till Sept)
1- Value of purchase inspection during the current financial year 2021-22 is Rs 1923.26 Crore till Sept’21. Despite effect of COVID-19 lockdown on the purchase inspection and its post Covid effect on industry ,the total inspection value in last financial year 2020-21 was achieved as Rs 3963 Crore.
2- Fresh approvals to 15 firms have been granted during current financial year 2021-22 ,whereas 49 fresh approvals were given to various firms for various items in last financial year 2020-21. This became possible through various steps taken to streamline the approval process & cut down delays in order to facilitate Ease of doing Business for Industry.
3- 27 Nos. of vendor approval cases have been disposed during the current financial year 2021-22, whereas 71 Nos. cases were disposed during the last financial year 2020-21.
4- 07Nos. of firms have been upgraded from List of Developmental vendor to List of Approved Vendors during current financial year 2021-22,. whereas 27 Nos. firms were upgraded during the last financial year 2020-21
5- Quality Audit of 45 firms have been completed during current financial year 2021-22, whereas 61 Nos.firms were completed during last financial year 2020-21.