Pramod Kumar, an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) on Friday took over as Managing Director of North Central Railway (NCR).
Pramod Kumar is an Indian Engineering Services 1984 Exam Batch Officer and has served the Indian Railways in various capacities.
Having his privilege with Central Railway, he started his career as AEE / TD in Agra (while on probation) for a short period, after which he worked at the Junior and Senior scale at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.
He has worked in various electrical engineering disciplines such as traction distribution, locomotive maintenance and operation, construction, general service at the Jhansi and Jabalpur divisions of Central Railway.
He was a pioneer in setting up Electric Locoshed in New Katni Junction.
One of his notable contributions was the commissioning of IR’s first high-rise OHE, while working as CPD / RE / Jaipur.
In addition to his extensive experience in technical issues related to domain knowledge, Kumar has extensive experience in general administration. He held the post of Director of Supplementary Divisional Railways / NWR / Jaipur, Director of Divisional Railways / NR / Moradabad, Senior Deputy General Manager, Southern Railway and currently he held the position of Additional General Manager / SECR / Bilaspur
Originally from a village near Khurja, Bulandshahar District (UP), Kumar has a long association with North Central Railway and with the area served by NCR. Kumar is an alumnus of Dayal Bagh Educational Institute, Agra, from where he graduated in 1984 with a BSc (electrical) engineering degree.
He served NC Railway at Jhansi Division in 2003-2006 and at NCR HQ in 2007-09.
His association with the town of Sangam de Prayagraj dates back to 2006, when he was Deputy Chief of Vigilance, CORE, then Headquarters of the RCN as Chief Electrical Service Engineer / Constn. until 2009, where he was associated with the planning and execution of various infrastructure works.
At a crucial time when NCR is going through a dynamic phase with the focus on expanding infrastructure, electrifying missing links and strengthening its health infrastructure, among others, Kumar’s accession as a new leader NCR with its vast and varied experience is expected to give a boost to ongoing infrastructure work and streamlining of train operations.
VK Tripathi, GM NER who has held the additional charge of GM NCR for the past seven months following Rajiv Choudhry’s retirement on December 31, 2020, welcomed Pramod Kumar and sent him best wishes on his new assignment.
After taking office, Pramod Kumar said his priorities will be the rapid completion of the on-going work without exceeding the timeframe and ensuring safe and efficient rail operations on the NCR.