Rail Cloud Project:
RailCloud is a virtual server with an inbuilt security system that will enable faster connectivity at a reduced cost. Rail Cloud works on popular Cloud Computing system.
RailCloud has been developed by rail PSU RailTel as part of Railways strategic IT initiative, IR—OneICT.
It is aimed at optimising server the resources and its management.
Most Important works are done through Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing is the emerging technology for faster and on demand commensurate deployment of Server resources which result in reduced cost.
Potential benefits to Railways after implementation of RailCloud are:
Faster and on-demand deployment of application
Optimum use of Servers and storage
Utilization of existing infrastructure as part of Cloud
Rapid scalability and elasticity
IT Security enhancement and Standardization
Better user experience
NIVARAN-Grievance Portal (First IT Application on Rail Cloud)
‘NIVARAN-Grievance Portal’ is the first IT application to be launched on the RailCloud.
The existing application hosted on a conventional server was migrated on RailCloud.
It will save significant revenue and improve user experience at same time.
3. Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Scheme:
To provide immediate care to its retired employees in ‘Golden Hour’ Railway Board has decided to roll out a “Cashless treatment Scheme in Emergency’ (CTSE), in empanelled hospitals, for retired employees and their dependent family members.
The whole system is online and even the bill processing shall be online.
This scheme shall provide help and succour to the retired railway employees at the time of need and at the same time will have a morale boosting effect on the serving employees.
The Scheme fulfils both the avowed objectives of the GOI; utilizing IT tools to cut the red-tape and promoting cashless transactions.