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
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
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
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.