Functions of the Electrical Department
Electrical department is responsible for safe operation & maintenance of all the Electrical assets viz. Rolling Stock, Traction Distribution & General Services, Air-conditioning over Western Railway. Electrical department co-coordinates with Railway Board, RDSO and follows various Special Maintenance Instructions (SMIs), policy directives issued by them to keep electrical assets in good fettle. Electrical department maintains close liaison with state transmission & distribution companies to maintain power supply reliability for traction as well as non-traction purpose. It also works in close association with other departments to ensure safe & reliable train operation.
PCEE is the Administrative Head of the Electrical Department, with overall responsibility for efficient working of the department. He is responsible to the General Manager in all the matters pertaining to Electric/Diesel Traction and Electrical General Services. On behalf of the General Manager, he directs and supervises all the electrical works related to Railway, whether executed by Divisional Officer or by independent organization. He oversees the budget of the Electrical Department and is responsible for works to be executed by the department. PCEE also functions as Electrical Inspector to the Government as defined in Section 36(1) of Indian Electricity Act- 1910, in respect of all high voltage electrical installations and equipment owned by the Railways. He is assisted by Chief Electric Locomotive Engineer (CELE), Chief Electrical Distribution Engineer (CEDE), Chief Electrical Service Engineer (CESE) for electrical General Services Works, Chief Electrical Engineer (Planning) (CEE/ Plg), Chief Electrical Engineer (Energy & Management), Chief Electrical General Engineer (CEGE) for Office and General Establishment, Chief Motive Power Engineer (CMPE) & Chief rolling Stock Engineer (CRSE) for Diesel Loco Maintenance & operation respectively. In Divisions PCEE is assisted by Sr.DEEs & Sr.DMEs for efficient functioning of Electric and Diesel rolling stock, traction distribution and electrical general services under his direct administrative control. In all technical matters, the Senior Divisional Electrical Engineers (Sr. DEEs) and Senior Divisional Mechanical Engineers (Sr. DMEs shed & opr.) in the Division are answerable to PCEE.
Shri G.S Bhawaria
Principal Chief Electrical Engineer,WR
Sh. G.S Bhawaria has joined at the post of Principal Chief Electrical Engineer on Western Railway on 9th August 2021. He was earlier working as ED/Operation in Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation on deputation. He graduated from Malaviya Regional Engineering College,Jaipur in the year 1984 and belong to IRSEE 1987 batch. He has vast experience of Railway & Metro working, having served in various capacities as Branch officer in Electric loco maintenance, Electric Traction Distribution and General Services on Kota,Bangalore,Jabalpur and Jodhpur divisions.He has worked as Director(Inspection Electrical) at RDSO office in BHEL/Bhopal and at Electrical Loco Directorate,RDSO/Lucknow.He has also worked in vigilance as Dy.CVO at NWR/HQ office Jaipur.In Railway Electrification he worked in Vadodara Division and as GM/Electrical at RVNL Raipur.He also worked as CELE and CESE in East Central Railway,Hajipur.He also served as ADRM in Bikaner Division of North Western Railway.He has been awarded twice by General Manager's award for rendering meritorious services for Railway as well as for Territorial Army.He has also served for 14 years as a commissioner officer in Territorial Army.