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Vinod Kumar Yadav, GM/SCR appointed as Chairman, Railway Board

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, IRSEE, General Manager, South Central Railway has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Govt. of India.

 The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav as Chairman Railway Board on 31st December 2018 on superannuation of Shri Ashwani Lohani.

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav belongs to the 1980 batch of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE). His academic qualifications include a Masters Degree in Business Administration  MBA (Technology Management) and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh.

Commencing his career on Indian Railways as Assistant Electrical Engineer in February 1982, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav held several important executive and managerial positions on Indian Railways including as Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Operation), Delhi Division, Northern Railway

 Shri Yadav also worked on deputation in the Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India; Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCI); Indian Railway Construction Company Limited (IRCON); Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) and at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, led South Central Railway to a creditable performance in the course of his tenure as General Manager, heading the Zone. The Zone recorded its best ever financial performance in the fiscal 2017-18, grossing Rs.13673 Cr of originating earnings. 

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav headed the committee constituted by the Railway Ministry to bring in reform in the issue concerning Gang Men Tool Kit, which came up with a high quality and comprehensive light weight kit weighing 3 kgs, thereby reducing the load of a 5 kg kit the Gang men used to carry on duty, thereby enhancing their efficiency. 

He implemented the concept DIGIPAY railway stations at select major terminals, to offer all transactions on the Cashless mode, for the first time on Indian Railways.

 Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav earned goodwill on the Zone for initiating various positive HR practices. The Zone organized a mega Job Mela for children of Railway Employees, which was attended by 22,000 candidates out of which over 5000 were offered job placements. He also was instrumental in organizing Passport Melas  exclusively for Railway families, at Railway premises.

 For the first time ever on Indian Railways, a leisure cum pleasure foreign tour was organized exclusively for Group D & C employees to far east countries of Singapore and Malaysia of highly subsidized costs.

The workplace aesthetics underwent a total makeover in various offices to give them a corporate driven look. In terms of enhancing competence and skills, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav led SCR to tie up with the prestigious Indian School of Business for a management training program, which has been attended by over 500 officers till date. The frontline staff has been imparted training in the focus customer interaction areas under Project Saksham.

Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav is a fitness freak and a sports enthusiast. He also holds a keen interest towards Indian Classical Music and Art.


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