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Mr Lohani assumes the Charge of his new assignment

Mr.Ashwani Lohani, a Mechanical Engineer of the Indian Railway Service has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India in the place of Mr A.K.Mital. Mr Mittal quit office last week following spate of railway accidents in Uttar Pradesh.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation has been kept pending with the Prime Minister's Office.

Mr Lohani assumed charge of his new assignment on August 24th.  Prior to this assignment, he was serving as Chairman and Managing Director, Air India.

After assuming charge, Mr Lohani held a high level meeting with the Railway Board Members. Later, he also addressed the officers and the staff of Railway Board.

Mri Lohani has worked in various capacities in Ministry of Railways, Union Ministry of Tourism and in Government of Madhya Pradesh.  Within the railways he has worked at the South Central, Eastern and Northern Railways besides the Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi and the Integral Coach Factory, at Chennai.

He has worked as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Indian Railway Organization for Alternate Fuels (IROAF), Chief Mechanical Engineer, Northern Railway, Divisional Railway Manager of Delhi Division, Director, National Rail Museum, New Delhi, Director in the Ministry of Tourism Government of India, CMD of India Tourism Development Corporation, MD of Madhya Pradesh Tourism and in many other important assignments in Railways.


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