Thursday, January 01, 2015

RAIL RESHUFFLE: AK Mital is new Railway Board chairman; Kumar appointed as Member Staff, Tandon Member Electrical

AK Mital
AK Mital, an officer of 1976 batch of Indian Railways Service of Stores (IRSS), was appointed on Wednesday as new chairman, Railway Board and ex-officio principal secretary to Government of India. Pradeep Kumar now succeeds Mital as Member Staff whereas Navin Tandon has been appointed as Member, Electrical. Know more about Mital, Kumar and Tandon:

AK Mital, Chairman, Railway Board
a) Before taking over as Chairman Railway Board, Mital was Member Staff, Railway Board and ex-officio secretary to Government of India.
b) He succeeds Arunendra Kumar as Chairman Railway Board.
c) Mital had also served as General Manager of South Western Railway-SWR (Headquarters Hubli) and was also looking after the additional charge of General Manager, South Central Railway- SCR (Headquarters Secunderabad).
d) A Bachelor of Engineering, Mital, 58, is an officer of 1976 batch of Indian Railways Service of Stores (IRSS).
e) He also served as director, stores, executive director, vigilance and executive director, stores in Railway Board, and chief material manager in Northern Railway.
f) He took training in USA and France.

Pradeep Kumar, Member Staff, Railway Board
a) Kumar belongs to the Indian Railway Services of Engineering of 1977 batch.
b) He succeeds AK Mital as Member Staff who has been elevated as Chairman, Railway Board.
c) He has graduated from with bachelors in civil engineering from University of Roorkee and joined the railway service on North-Eastern Railway in 1978.
d) Kumar worked as additional member, civil engineering, Railway Board, advisor, railway projects, Railway Board, executive director (training and manpower planning), Railway Board, divisional railway manager, Northern Railway, Delhi, chief bridge engineer and also the chief track engineer, Northern Railway.
e) He also worked abroad on assignments and has represented the Indian Railways at various forums in Germany, Italy, France, Finland, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada and USA.

Navin Tandon, Member Electrical, Railway Board
a) He was serving as General Manager in South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) before being appointed as new Member Electrical, Railway Board.
b) Tandon had earlier worked as additional member (electrical), Railway Board.
c) He joined Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) through 1976 examination batch.
d) He got training in Canada, Japan and USA on computerization of railways and rolling stock management.

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