In the Railway Budget 2016-17, the Minister of Railways announced to set up an organisation called 'SRESTHA'. Which of the following statements is/are correct about it?
- The organisation will be headed by the chairman of the railway board
- The main aim of the organisation is to carry out long term railway research activities.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
First statement is incorrect because SRESTHA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology & Holistic Advancement) would be headed by an eminent scientist reporting directly to Chairman, Railway Board and would be staffed with scientists and a limited number of Railway experts. RDSO functioning will be made totally transparent with time bound results.
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