Organization on Central Railway encompasses a Purchase Office, Non purchase Units and Sales section in the Headquarter. There are 21 Depots spread over entire Railway for storage, custody and distribution of various items. Besides this, Divisional store organization is associated with each Divisional Head Quarter.
1.1 Head Quarter Unit:
Headquarter Office is responsible for over all control and specifically deals with Purchase and Sales functions along with Inventory Control and General Administration. Headquarter Unit includes a Scrap Sale Monitoring Unit
A team of 3 SAG officers assists Controller of Stores, 11 JAG, 13 senior scale and 7 junior scale officers is discharging Materials Management functions at HQ.
Central Railway holds about 17,000 unique stock items fewer than 50,000 PL Accounts (headings) in various depots (one unique item may have PL accounts in more than 1 depot).
Some depots are attached to Diesel and Electric Loco Sheds. Rest of the Depots are attached to Workshops. These also cater to requirements of nominated divisions. Curry Road Depot is a general stores depot, which is not attached to any workshop or shed, but serves the Divisional Indentors. Hajibunder depot is an exclusive Scrap depot.
Divisional Controller of stores heads the Divisional Stores Units and assists DRM on stores matters.
Divisional Controller of stores officers attends to procurement of Petty non-stock items, stock materials during emergencies and also monitor scrap mobilization and supply of uniforms on the Divisions. Divisional Controller of stores is an interface between the Divisional set up and rest of the Units of Stores Department.
Central Railway is also fabricating Uniforms and supplying to employees of Central Railways from Curry Road Depot. We have our own Cloth Cutting factory at this Depot.
1.5 Printing Press:
Stores Department of Central Railway is operating a Printing Press situated at Byculla. This Printing Press caters the requirement of stock & non-stock books, forms and stationery items to Railway Board, Headquarters as well as all the Divisions of Central Railway. Card tickets, timetables including money-value forms are printed in this press.