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877/2023-24 19-02-2024
Southern Railway Celebrates 68th Railway Week SR General Manager distributes Awards to outstanding Officers & Staff

As part of  68th  Railway Week Celebrations of Southern Railway, an Award distribution ceremony ‘Vishisht Rail Seva Puraskar 2023’,  was held today at Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Arangam, ICF, Chennai today, 9th February 2024.

Shri R.N. Singh, General Manager, Southern Railway was the Chief Guest of the function and distributed Shields to various Divisions / Departments / Workshops and individual Awards to officers and staff for their meritorious performance.

Addressing the gathering, Shri R.N. Singh, General Manager, Southern Railway congratulated the awardees for making significant contribution to the growth and efficiency of Railways.  The General Manager also appreciated the divisions and workshops for their meritorious performance.  The General Manager also highlighted the achievements of Southern Railway stating that the zone is a frontrunner in commissioning of projects, upgrading infrastructure, increasing sectional speed,   Introduction of modern coaches,  Improving passenger amenities & o­n Board services.

A three-minute video showcasing the achievements of Southern Railway during the year 2022-23, was played during the function.

Shri Kaushal Kishore, Additional General Manager, Southern Railway , Shri Harikrishnan, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, other Principal Head of Departments, Divisional Railway Managers, Officers and Staff of Southern Railway participated in the function.

A cultural programme, comprising classical dances and music was conducted by staff and their wards o­n the occasion.

Efficiency Shields and Individual Awards

The General Manager’s Inter Divisional overall Efficiency Shield was bagged by Chennai  Division.  Tiruchchirappalli Division clinched the Runners up Shield.

38 Efficiency Shields for outstanding performance in different areas of railway working were awarded to different Divisions/Workshops/Units.

17 Officers and 82 staff were honoured with ‘Individual Awards’ for meritorious performance.

B. Guganesan

Chief Public Relations Officer


Railway Week Celebrations of Southern Railway o­n 9.2.2024

Awardees of the Efficiency Shields for the year 2022-23 - Divisions


Efficiency shield category/department



General Manager’s Inter Divisional overall Efficiency Shield (Winner)

Chennai Division


General Manager’s Inter Divisional overall Efficiency Shield (Runner)

Tiruchchirappalli Division


Commercial Efficiency Shield

Tiruchchirappalli & Chennai Divisions


Engineering Efficiency Shield

Chennai & Salem Divisions


Electrical Efficiency Shield

Chennai & Salem Divisions


Operating Efficiency Shield

Tiruchchirappalli & Salem Divisions


Mechanical Efficiency Shield

Thiruvananthapuram & Chennai Divisions


Security Efficiency Shield

Chennai Division


Signal & Telecom Efficiency Shield

Madurai & Tiruchchirappalli divisions


Accounts Efficiency Shield

Chennai & Tiruchchirappalli divisions


Medical Efficiency Shield

Perambur Railway Hospital &  Madurai Division


Personnel Efficiency Shield

Thiruvananthapuram & Salem Divisions


Manpower Planning Efficiency Shield

Tiruchchirappalli Division


Safety Shield

Chennai & Salem Divisions


Planning – work study efficiency shield

Palakkad Division

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