INTRODUCTION ABOUT THE DIRECTORATE
Quality Assurance (Electrical) Directorate was set up at RDSO Lucknow in August 2014. This directorate deals with the work of multi - sourcing of electrical items and issues related to quality of supplied materials. The directorate also maintains and updates the Vendor Directory for all Electrical items on U-VAM at IREPS website.
The Directorate is headed by Principal Executive Director (Power Supply), and has one Executive Director, 2 Joint Directors and 13 Senior Supervisors (SSEs/JEs).
The directorate deals with fresh vendor registration & vendor development for 76 electrical items of Electrical (Loco), PS & EMU and Traction Installation whose development of the item has stabilized. Along with fresh vendor registration, the directorate also does up-gradation/ down-gradation/ delisting of vendors based on their performance. The Vendor Directory is revised regularly to take care of changes in vendor status on U-VAM portal at IREPS website.
The directorate keeps a tap on quality standards by conducting regular Quality Audits of the vendors enlisted from time to time.
FUNCTION OF THE DIRECTORATE
Directorate deals with the following works: -
➢ Multi - sourcing of Electrical items of Electrical loco, PS & EMU and Traction Installation.
➢ Issues related to quality of supplied materials referred by Zonal Railways and Railway Production units.
➢ Vendor development of electrical items whose development has stabilized.
➢ Updating of vendor directory incorporating changes in vendor status and Item Master on U-VAM portal in IREPS website.
➢ Maintenance of online software for product monitoring system in respect to items pertaining to QA (Electrical) Directorate.
➢ Carrying out of periodical Quality Audit of vendors to ensure their process and product quality.
QUALITY ASSURANCE ELECTRICAL DIRECTORATE
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DIRECTORATE in 2020
➢ 49 new Vendors for different items were approved by QA (Electrical) Directorate & placed in vendor directory.
➢ 20 Vendors were upgraded from Developmental source to Approved source on the basis of past supply & field performances.
➢ Capability Assessments of 40 fresh vendors were carried out.
➢ Prototype testing of 63 items was done.
➢ As part of Re-validation, Quality Audits on 2 firms were carried out.
The above was achieved despite COVID-19 pandemic situation in India for most of the year.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF DIRECTORATE in 2021
➢ 50 new Vendors for different items were approved by QA (Electrical) Directorate & placed in under directory.
➢ 16 Vendors were upgraded from Developmental source to Approved source. on the:basis. of .past supply ,& field, performances,
➢ Capability Assessments of 42 fresh vendors were carried out.
➢ Prototype testing of 58 items was done.
➢ The mapping of all items and vendors controlled by QA (Electrical) Directorate has been done on the new U-VAM (Unified Vendor registration Module) portal in IREPS website.