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Indian Railways launches New Online Vendor Registration System

The Research arm of the Ministry of Railways, RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organization) has launched the New Online Vendor Registration System.

Indian Railways launches New Online Vendor Registration System

  • It is launched in line with the government’s philosophy to make systems and procedures digital and transparent.
  • It was evolved after the Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal undertook a comprehensive review of the functioning of the RDSO.
  • This New Online Vendor Registration System provides major improvements and changes in the registration system as compared to the previous registration system.

Key Features of New Online Vendor Registration System


  • Some of the new features of the system are public access to information, expeditious process completion with defined timelines, simplification of procedures, round-the-year services, availability of all related information on RDSO website, constant monitoring at all levels, reduction in cycle timelines, regular updation of online data, user-friendly interface etc.
  • The vendor need not come to the RDSO for any activity related to his case for registration.
  • All activities in the vendor registration cycle have been tied to specific timelines and in case these activities exceed the allotted timelines, a system generated alert is flashed to all concerned officials and higher-ups for immediate corrective action in the matter.
  • The process has been made simpler and user-friendly. With the new online system implemented by RDSO, the Vendor can now deposit registration fee, submit documents, download technical drawings & specifications and interact with RDSO online. At each stage, the vendor would get a system generated alert/acknowledgement regarding the status of his case with details.
  • Management dashboard has been provided for centralized monitoring of the whole procedure and the process work-flow with the objective of identifying bottlenecks , if any, and initiating corrective action RDSO has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for all the 600 plus items and has kept the window open with no timelines to enable wider participation and association of industries and interested vendors in developing products and new technologies for the Railways.
  • Now vendors can register for any of the items throughout 365 days of the year. It will provide a tremendous business opportunity for growth of new SMEs thus aiding job creation.
  • All information and data pertaining to cases of vendor registration and all references pending at RDSO has now been brought into the public domain by uploading it on RDSO website. Details of all cases are now available in public domain and can be accessed by everybody. Regular updation of this data is now being ensured by RDSO for information of all stake holders and the general public.
Indian Railways launches New Online Vendor Registration System Indian Railways launches New Online Vendor Registration System Reviewed by insiya yadav on January 10, 2018 Rating: 5

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