Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway has taken proactive steps for timely scrap disposal. Activity of Scrap Disposal through e-Auction has already re-started immediately after unlock, in the month of June, 2020. In the month of June’20, total 11 e-Auctions have been conducted by ECoR, including all the three divisions. In the month of July2020 also, 06 e-Auctions have been conducted till date.
e-Auction process is completely online at ECoR. Materials Management Department of East Coast Railway is doing e-Auction through its dedicated IREPS (Indian Railways E-Procurement System) portal since 2013, which is a transparent process for disposal of scrap material and this gives equal opportunity to all the bidders in a transparent manner, free from any manual intervention. More than 3700 vendors are already registered in the portal.
In the process of e-Auction, lots are published online on IREPS platform and bidders are allowed to bid online. If the highest bid received, is higher than the pre fixed Reserve Price then the bid is accepted by the system and the lot is declared as sold to the participant. The complete process is online, without any manual intervention.
In the last Financial Year, East Coast Railway has disposed Scrap which was about 34% higher in value terms, than the target set by the Railway Board. This was highest ever Scrap sale by East Coast Railway, by putting all out efforts in making the entire zone as Scrap free and environment friendly. This will be also continued in right earnest in this year.