The implementation of plans of technical and technological re-equipment of railway transport sharply increases the role of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Ministry of Railways. This is reflected in the order of the Minister of number 31TS (1985), «On strengthening the role of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Ministry of Railways and the further improvement of the organization of its work.» The restated Regulations on the Scientific and Technical Council, defined the structure and composition — NTS IPU regulation of its work. The Regulation states that the Scientific and Technical Council is an advisory body of the Ministry of Science and Technology, economic and social development of rail transport and is intended to contribute to the fullest satisfaction of the needs of the national economy and population in transportation of passengers and cargo.
Scientific and Technical Council organize itself into the presidium and ten sections on sectoral issues, including a section of automation, communications and computing. The Presidium consists of the Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Council of Minister of Railways NS Konaré his deputies, scientific secretary, chairmen of the sections and individual members of the NTS. Presidency considers the largest complex problems of accelerating scientific and technological progress in rail transport and solves organizational problems.
Section discussing the scientific and technical problems of railway transport sectors, develop recommendations for the definition of technical policy. The scope of their work includes consideration of the draft annual and long-range plans of research, design and experimental works, recommendations on introduction to transport critical inventions and proposals aimed at improving the efficiency of the use of technology, increased capacity and carrying capacity of roads and sites, automation and mechanization of production processes.
Chairman of the section automation, communications and computing — Deputy Chief of the signaling and communication MPS VE Malyavko. Vice-Chairman — Deputy Director VNIIZhT VS Skaballanovich, Deputy Chief of computing MPS GA Ugriumov, Head of the Main Technical Division ICS EA Efendiyev. The Section consists of eminent scientists and experts in the field of railway automation, remote control, wired and wireless communication, computing. Among them — 17 doctors and candidates of technical sciences. For more in-depth study of the issues are invited to attend meetings of scientists and specialists involved in organizations.
The work of the Presidium of the Scientific and Technical Council and the sections carried out on the semi-annual plans. Proposals for inclusion of issues in the plan sent to the STC Scientific Secretary controls the IPU, railways, research and educational institutions and other organizations, members of the board. The work of the Presidium of the NTS and the sections in the protocol is sent to the organizations responsible for the timely execution of orders of the NTS.
Enhancing the role of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Ministry of Railways and the Council of the Organization of railway transport, and will contribute to the acceleration of scientific and technical progress on the steel highways of the country.
VB Jagodina, scientific secretary of the section automation, communications and computing NTS MPS