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Store Right to information Act-2005



About the Directorate


The Stores Directorate of RDSO is responsible for procurement of machinery and plants required by   different directorates of RDSO for research and testing as well as procurement of civil/ electrical maintenance stores required for maintenance of office and colony. Apart from above, they also procure stationary and furniture items required in the office of RDSO. Items required on a regular basis are stocked in stores depot for distribution against demand submitted by indentors. They are also responsible for arranging movement of scrap and condemned stores of different directorates to Alambagh depot of Northern Railway for disposal.


 Clause 4 (1)


The Stores Directorate of Research Designs and Standards Organization maintains records of all purchase cases, demand register, purchase order register, daily receipt register, stores ledger etc., which are in physical form. II Clause 4 (1)


Store organization, functions and duties :


Stores organization is headed by ED/Stores who is assisted by Director/ Stores, AMM and staff under them. 


Powers and duties :-


They are assigned respective functions and duties to perform in relation to procurement and ware housing of stores. Powers of the officers is governed by the Unified SOP.  




Stores directorate procures items through competitive biddings. The type of tender i.e. Single/Limited/Open/Global depends on the value of stores and its nature. The complete procedure followed by Stores department in finalizing procurement has been documented in DOP-ST.


Norms set for discharge of functions:-


Norms for different activities of stores directorate is governed by the instructions/ guidelines issued by Ministry of Railways, Railway Board from time to time.


Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals and records: Procurement in Stores directorate is governed/guided by Stores code, Finance code, Rules for entering into supply contract, Unified Schedule of Powers of RDSO and instructions issued by Ministry of Railways/ Railway Board from time to time. The Stores contracts are governed by Indian Standard Conditions of contract and General conditions of contract


Categories of documents:-


Various category of documents held by Stores Directorate are Purchase files, Stores depot ledgers and registers for recording/ maintaining of demands, ISO files etc.


Information in electronic form:-


Stores Directorate publishes all the open tender documents and notices as well as Limited tenders valuing above Rs. 2 lakhs. A list of orders valuing more than Rs. 20 lakhs are published on the web site every month.




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