(News) Former Rly Board chairman Vinay Mittal appointed UPSC member

Former Rly Board chairman Vinay Mittal appointed UPSC member

Former 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

  1. A Jayathilak, a 1991 batch Kerala cadre IAS, presently in the cadre, has been appointed as chairman, Spice Board, Kochi (Kerala) at the joint secretary level.
  2. Manoj Kumar, a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of corporate affairs.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Chandigarh.


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