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New Delhi 03 January 2019: Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav (IRSEE 1980) General Manager of South Central Railway, has been appointed new Chairman of the Railway Board under Ministry of Railways. He will be the successor of Ashwani Lohani, who retired on Monday after a brief one and half year term.
Mr. V K Yadav, a 1980 batch officer of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE), has been selected as the seniormost among all the General Managers. Although many members of the Railway Board were the claimants of this position. Present Members of the Railway Board including Member Engineering Vishesh Choubey and Member Rolling Stocks Rajesh Agrawal.
Mr. V K Yadav, a native of Gorakhpur, has obtained an MBA from La Trobe University of Australia and an Electrical Engineering degree from Allahabad University. He posses special experience in Project Management, General Management, Industrial Policy Formulation, Foreign Cooperation, and Foreign Direct Investment. He has also closely watched programs and schemes related to the funding of the World Bank’s international technical coordination and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
In 1982, Mr. V K Yadav, who started his career as an Assistant Electrical Engineer, has served as Chief Electrical Engineer in the Northern Railway, DRM Lucknow Division, ADRM Delhi Division, and Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer Lucknow Loco Workshop. He has also worked as Group General Manager in Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL).
He has also served as a Project Director in the International Center for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology in the United Nations and Deputy Managing Director of IRCON in Turkey. Prior to becoming the General Manager of the South Central Railway, he was working as Railway Director of Railway Development, Railway Electricity Projects.
It is expected that after appointing VK Yadav as Chairman Railway Board, the development projects of the Railways, especially in Uttar Pradesh.