Tag: Railway Board

Ashok Prasad, IPS Appointed Special Secretary (IS),MHA For OneYear

Shri Ashok Prasad, IPS Is Appointed Special Secretary (IS),MHA For One Year
Shri Ashok Prasad, IPS (AP:79), presently working as Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB), is appointed as Special Secretary (Internal Security), MHA with effect from the date of his joining the post and upto the date of his superannuation i.e. 31.01.2016 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Apart from this New Appointments On 31 December are also made for Railways as under:
[1]Shri Navin Tondon appointed as the new Member Electrical, Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India,
[2]Shri Pradeep Kumar appointed as the new Member Staff, Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India,
[3]Shri A.K. Mital appointed as the new Chairman, Railway Board & Ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Govt. of India,

V.K.Gupta Takes Over as Member Engineering, Railway Board

Shri. V.K.Gupta has taken over as new Member Engineering, Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India. He succeeds Shri S.K.Jain who has superannuated from Railway Services.
Prior to this appointment, Shri Gupta was General Manager, Northern Railway
Belonging to the Indian Railway Services of Engineering of 1976 batch, Shri V. K. Gupta has graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering.
Shri Gupta has held several important positions viz. General Manager, North Central Railway+ Secretary, Railway Board Advisor, Land & Amenities, Railway Board+ Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Ferozepur+ Chief Engineer, Construction, Northern Railway.
Under his leadership, Northern Railway marked a noteworthy fiscal year 2013-14 carrying a record freight of 53.37 Million Tons notching incremental growth of more than 5 Million Tons over the previous fiscal year (48.01 Million Tons) marking 11% growth in Freight Loading which is the highest growth achieved in a financial year.
Earnings registered Rs. 16787 crore for 2013-14, compared with Rs.14,289 crore last year notching an unprecedented growth of 16%.
The share of Freight earnings increased to Rs.7309.41 crore during 2013-14 is more than Rs. 1,000 crore over last year.
The construction of the 11.2 Kms. long Tunnel T-80, being the longest transportation tunnel in Asia which pierces through the Pir Panjal mountain range and the commissioning of the Banihal -Qazigund section in the Kashmir Valley on 26.06.2013 was one of the defining moments of the zone.