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RailTel Contributes Rs 2 Crore To PM CARES Fund To Fight COVID 19

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To support the noble cause of fighting the COVID 19 pandemic in India, RailTel has contributed Rs2Crores to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation fund ( PM- CARES fund) from the CSR fund for FY19-20 of RailTel. In addition contribution of Rs 15.5 lacs,  which is the voluntary contribution of one day’s salary of RailTel employees to fight this deadly disease has also been made.

RailTel handles crucial communication system, video conferencing and implementation of e-office platform as well storing important data for Indian Railways in its two data centres (Gurgaon and Secunderabad). In the current crisis situation, ensuring the availability of essential commodities and associated supply chain is of paramount importance for which Railway freight operations need to be run operated without any hiccups. In such a scenario it is all the more important for keeping the network and data centre operation stable so that it doesn’t hamper the Railway freight movement and communication between all the offices of Indian railways across the country. A large number of Banks are also dependent on RailTel services for their data communications needs.

Talking about the management of essential services, Sh. Puneet Chawla, CMD/RailTel said,” Following the GoI advisory, majority of RailTel’s workforce is working from Home using e-office, ERP, HD video conference platform. However,  some of our team members are also working in field to keep the network running which is very crucial for many of our clients including Ministry of Railway, Banks and other clients. The safety of our workforce is of utmost importance to us and we are taking all possible  precautions  for the same”

Team RailTel stand in solidarity with its countrymen in this fight and pledges to implement all precautionary measure to stop the spread of COVID 19.

―CT Bureau

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