CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

RDSO VENDOR APPROVAL

RDSO Vendor Approval

Railways were introduced in India in 1853 and as their development progressed through to the twentieth century, several company-managed systems grew up.

To enforce standardization and coordination amongst various railway systems, the Indian Railway Conference Association(IRCA) was set up in 1903, followed by the Central Standards Office (CSO) in 1930, for the preparation of designs, standards, and specifications. However, till independence, most of the designs and manufacture of railway equipment were entrusted to foreign consultants.

With Independence and the resultant phenomenal increase in the country’s industrial and economic activity, which increased the demand for rail transportation – a new organization called Railway Testing and Research Centre (RTRC) was set up in 1952 at Lucknow.

Central Standards Office (CSO) and the Railway Testing and Research Centre (RTRC) were integrated into a single unit named Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) in 1957, under the Ministry of Railways at Lucknow. The status of RDSO has been changed from an ’Attached Office’ to ’Zonal Railway’ since 01.01.2003.

Benefits of RDSO Vendor Approval

Become a Vendor of RDSO Vendor Approval

Education and training

Standards management

Safety management

Risk Management

Production preparation / New Product Development

Who can get RDSO Approval?

Shamkris Group

Steel Rail

Railway sleeper

Railway fish plate and fish bolt

Rail fastening system

Railway switch

Railway Wagon

Rail Structures

Railway Axle

Railway Signals

Document required for RDSO Vendor Approval

Role of Shamkris and Process of RDSO Vendor Approval

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain buyer approval in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Time Frame

Task

Process

Step 1

GAP Assessment

Step 2

Documentation

Step 3

Training

Step 4

Implementation

Step 5

Audit Public Verification

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

FAQ

Central Standards Office (CSO) and the Railway Testing and Research Centre (RTRC) were integrated into a single unit named Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) in 1957, under the Ministry of Railways at Lucknow. The status of RDSO has been changed from an ’Attached Office’ to ’Zonal Railway’ since 01.01.2003.

Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) 

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  1. Steps in filing Vendor Registration Application. Go to para 4 for details of Application Form and documents required.
  2. Vendor Registration Process. The prospective vendor who intends to get registered with RDSO for the items controlled by RDSO has to first submit.