Saturday, September 18, 2010

VN Tripathi takes over as Member Staff, Railway Board; to hold GM post too

VN Tripathi took over as new Member Staff, Railway Board and ex-officio secretary to government of India on Thursday. Prior to joining as Member Staff, Railway Board, Tripathi has been holding the post of General Manager, Eastern Railway. In addition to his new assignment, he will continue to look after the work of General Manager, Eastern Railway for the time being, a railway ministry release said.
An MSc in mathematics from the University of Allahabad, Tripathi joined the Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS) in 1974. Among the important posts that he has held so far, included General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata and Southern Railway, Chennai, Chief Operations Manager of Western Railway, ADRM/CST (Mumbai), Central Railway and Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair, East Coast Railway. He also held key zonal railway positions such as chief freight traffic manager and senior deputy General Manager in Central Railway.
He has visited many countries like USA, UK, Austria, France and Germany to study their railway systems.

Action and Appointments
a) Tourism secretary RH Khwaja, a 1976 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS received PATA Grand Award from the chairman, PATA, Hiran Cooray, at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2010, in Macau on September 17, 2010 (See picture
b) Anand Kumar, a 1984 batch Kerala cadre IAS, and joint secretary in the ministry of tourism, received PATA Gold Award, at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2010, in Macau on September 17, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to Mr Tripathi, on his deserving elevation as Member Staff. However,the instability of tenure in top management positions is a cause for concern in IR.For instance, if you perceive past profiles of MS in this organisation,it is mostly either the also-rans for other functional members slots or it has served as a springboard for aspiring CRB, or a mere parking slot for those who came in to retire!What consistent HR policy or initiative can they conceivably forge in avery limited time-frame of a few months?!. Truly a sad commentary on the state of affairs and significance attributed to the vital Hr role in the organisation.One may sound cynical, but reality bites!