In the Railway Budget 2016-17, the Minister of Railways announced to set up an organisation called 'SRESTHA'. Which of the following statements is/are correct about it?

  1. The organisation will be headed by the chairman of the railway board
  2. The main aim of the organisation is to carry out long term railway research activities.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because SRESTHA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology & Holistic Advancement) would be headed by an eminent scientist reporting directly to Chairman, Railway Board and would be staffed with scientists and a limited number of Railway experts. RDSO functioning will be made totally transparent with time bound results. 

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