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Duties Of Divisional Officers & Staff In Charge Of P.WAY ?  
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Duties Of Divisional Officers & Staff In Charge Of P.WAY ?

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Forever Railfan^~   Added by: Forever Railfan^~  Mar 21 (19:35)
1 Duties of incharge SSE/SE/JE (P. Way)
i) SSE/SE (P. Way) incharge of the section is responsible for pre-block operations, Block operations (other than machine operation) and Post-Block Operations as detailed for various machines in Chapter 3.
After closing of the work by track machines, checking the condition of track and attending to any short-comings manually and ensuring that the track parameters are well within the safety tolerance and free of obstructions/infringements for safe passage of traffic before clearing the line block will be the responsibility of the SSE/SE/JE (P. Way) who works with the machine, including imposition of suitable speed restrictions, if necessary based on the condition of the track after machine working.
iii) The issue of revised caution orders and modifications to the location and extent of speed restrictions and providing shifting of various engineering indicators to suit the progress of work at the end of each day will be the responsibility of the SSE/SE/JE (P. Way) working with the machine.
iv) Transportation of tamping tools to be reconditioned and bringing back reconditioned tamping tools will be his responsibility. Similarly, he will be responsible for temporary storage and timely transportation of diesel oil, Lub Oil, Hydraulic Oil and other consumables from the Depots to various machines working in his jurisdiction.
v) He should make available the details of precise track geometry data for working of the tampers in design mode.
vi) He shall ensure the quality of work done by the machine and if the quality is not satisfactory he along with machine operator shall investigate and take suitable remedial measures.
vii) He is responsible for protection of the site of work and adjoining track wherever necessary. He will be responsible for arranging adequate precautionary measures for the safety of staff working with the machine in the block section against danger of trains on the adjoining line(s).
viii) He is responsible to ensure that the machine(s) are stabled in suitable sidings and at such stations as to minimising idle run of the machines as well as wastage of block hours in entering and clearing of the block section.
ix) He is responsible for clearing of the block section in case failure of the track machines in mid-section, duly calling for necessary assistance of light engine, breakdown special etc. as necessary.
x) He shall arrange for protecting and watching of stabled machines and to ensure that no sick vehicles etc, are pushed into the same siding affecting the taking out of the machines to avail blocks.
(xi) He shall co-ordinate with other departments like Traffic, OHE and S&T in the field to facilitate working.
2] Duties of Assistant Engineer (Open Line)
i) He shall arrange for suitable accommodation for machine staff wherever camping coaches are not provided or are inadequate, with the facility of water supply, power supply and resting arrangement.
ii) He shall periodically inspect track machines working in his jurisdiction as specified in Chapter 5.
iii) He shall arrange for transportation of consumables, spares etc., required by the machines from the Depots to site of work.
iv) He shall ensure adequate lighting arraignments where night working by Machines are involved.
v) He monitor output and quality of work done by the machines.
vi) He shall co-ordinate with other departments like Traffic, OHE and S&T in the field to facilitate machine working.
3] Duties of Sr. DEN/DEN
i) Sr. Divisional Engineer/Divisional Engineer is responsible for sending the Annual requirement plan for track machines to Headquarters and to initiate all preliminary works on receipt of Draft Deployment Plan from HQ and for timely completion of all preparatory works for operation of machines as per approved deployment programme as detailed in Para 5.1.1.
ii) He shall ensure that the prerequisites for introduction of various track machines as specified in Chapter 5 are complied with, well in advance of deployment of the machine.
iii) Wherever the frequency of tamping is more than the prescribed tamping cycle, necessary action should be taken by him to improve the track structure and to eliminate the causes leading to such more frequent tamping.
iv) He shall make arrangements for adequate external lighting when night working is involved.
v) He shall make arrangements for pre-block, during block and post-block working duly fixing agencies wherever required.
vi) He shall ensure that detailed MOUs for day to-day working are issued jointly with Sr. Divisional Operating Manager at Divisional level based on MOUs issued by the Headquarters.
vii) He shall plan necessary works for providing favourable cross-overs and sidings for berthing of machines wherever necessary.He should also ensure that arrangements are made for adequate lightening and water supply at such sidings.
viii) He shall ensure that machines are utilised in continuous stretches as per planned programme avoiding frequent shifting of the machines.
ix) During inspection of the machine working at site, he shall see the safety aspects of staff against danger of incoming trains on adjacent line(s).
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