The Railways is considering an over Rs 5,000 crore "One Card System" computerised database for its 2.5 million employees during the 11th five year plan which would contain details of their employment, including salaries.
"We have about 14 lakh regular employees and 11 lakh pensioners. We are preparing a Rs 5,300 crore computerised One Card System for them so that they can access details of their employment", senior Railway Officials told reporters.
Under the scheme, the ministry would provide employees and pensioners a "Unique Identity Number (UIN)" to access individual information, they said, adding beneficiaries would no longer have to visit different offices to know their employment details.
Senior officials of the ministry would visit WIPRO's office in Bangalore in the first week of July to study the "multi-purpose Card System" and software in operation there.
WIPRO chief Azim Premji visited Rail Bhawan last week and met senior officials and expressed his willingness to jointly work on the database.
Such a database is already in operation in European countries.