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Pradeep Kumar takes charge as Member (Signal & Telecom), Railway Board

Oct 15th, 2019 2:43 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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Pradeep Kumar has taken over as Member (Signal & Telecom), Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to Govt. of India on 11th October, 2019. Prior to this, Pradeep Kumar worked as Director General, National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR). Pradeep Kumar is an Officer of Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineer (IRSSE) of 1981 batch.

Pradeep Kumar is Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication) and Master of Engineering (Communication Systems) from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) & Master of Business Administration (Marketing & Finance) from Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia.

Kumar joined Northern Railway in 1983. During the course of his illustrious career, Kumar has held several important executive and managerial positions on Indian Railways. He has served on Northern Railway, South Eastern Railway, South Central Railway, West Central Railway, Railway Electrification, Railway Board and RailTel Corporation of India Limited, New Delhi, besides serving as DG/NAIR, Vadodara.

Some of the important assignments during his service include Additional General Manager, West Central Railway, Jabalpur, Chief Safety Officer, South Eastern Railway, Kolkata, Divisional Railway Manager, South Central Railway, Vijayawada, Executive Director (Signal Project) & Director (Telecommunication), Railway Board, New Delhi, General Manager (Business Development) and Executive Director in RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RailTel), New Delhi.

He has travelled widely over various countries and undergone training in High-Speed Rail at Japan, Strategic Management at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA etc. His areas of expertise include Telecom network design & planning, train operations & disaster management, signalling projects managements etc.

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