Former Rly Board chairman Vinay Mittal appointed UPSC
Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal has been appointed as member of Union Public
Service Commission (UPSC).
He was appointed on August 8 for a period of six years or until he attains
the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, a notification issued by the Ministry
of Personnel said today.
The retired Indian Railway Traffic Service officer was chairman of Railway
Board for two years from June 30, 2011 to June 30.
Mittal has worked in various capacities in the Railways
including as General Manager of South Eastern Railway, Additional General
Manager, Central Railway, Divisional Railway Manager-Bilaspur, Chief Passenger
Transportation Manager, Chief Freight Transportation Manager and Executive
Director, Traffic Transportation (Movement) in Railway Board among others.
He is the eight member in the Commission.
Besides him, Rajni Razdan, Venkatarami Reddy Y, Alka Sirohi, David R
Syiemlieh, Manbir Singh, former CBI director Amar Pratap Singh and Former Navy
Vice Chief D K Dewan are other members.
The Commission, headed by D P Agrawal, still has two vacancies.
About Mr. Viany Mittal
Vinay Mittal, a 1975 batch officer of Indian
Railway Traffic Service, is the new chairman, Railway Board and ex-officio
principal secretary to the Government of India. Mittal has replaced Vivek
Sahai who retired onJune 30, 2011. Prior to this appointment, Mittal was
serving as General Manager, South Eastern Railway for nearly five months.
Mittal had earlier worked as the General Manager of North
Western Railway, Additional General Manager, Central Railway, Divisional
Railway Manager-Bilaspur, Chief Passenger Transportation Manager, Chief
Freight Transportation Manager, Chief Commercial Manager and Chief
Operations Manager of Central Railway and Executive Director, Traffic
Transportation (Movement) in Railway Board.
He was a member of the Indian delegation which visitedUSA and China in
2005-06 in connection with wagon designs and freight operations.
He is credited with improvements in freight loading and punctuality
performance in Central Railway and North Western Railway.
Action and Appointments
- A Jayathilak, a 1991 batch Kerala cadre IAS, presently in the cadre,
has been appointed as chairman, Spice Board, Kochi (Kerala) at the joint
- Manoj Kumar, a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS has been
appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of corporate affairs.
- Ms Ravneet Kaur, a 1988 batch Punjab cadre IAS has been appointed as
joint secretary, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA)
at a joint secretary level.
Ms Keshni Anand Arora, a 1983 batch Haryana cadre IAS
has been appointed as Deputy Director General (joint secretary level) in
the regional office of Unique Identification Authority of India at