Chairman Railway Board (India)

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Railway Board
Ministry of Railways
Government of India
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Emblem of India
Department overview
Jurisdiction Government of India
Headquarters Rail Bhavan, Raisina Marg, New Delhi — 110011
Website http://indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/
Map
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Indian Railway network

The Chairman of the Indian Railway Board is the administrative head of the Indian Railways, which functions under the overall control of the Parliament of India through the Minister for railways.

History[edit]

British Raj[edit]

The Indian Railway Board was constituted in 1922, with a Chief Commissioner of Railways as its head, who was solely responsible to the Government for decisions on technical matters and for advising the Government on matters of policy.

After Independence[edit]

In April, 1951 the post of Chief Commissioner was abolished and the seniormost functional Member was appointed the Chairman of the Board.[1]

List of Heads of Indian Railways[edit]

Chief Commissioners of Railway, 1922—1951[edit]

List of Chief Commissioners of Railway[2]
S. No. Name From To Duration (months)
1 Sir Clement Hindley 01.11.1922 11.10.1928 63
2 Sir Austen Hadow 12.10.1928 15.10.1929 12
3 Sir Guthrie Russell 16.10.1929 16.07.1940 128
4 Sir Leonard Wildson 17.07.1940 17.08.1944 49
5 Sir Arthur Griffin 12.09.1944 19.05.1946 20
6 Col RB Emerson 20.05.1946 10.09.1947 16
7 KC Bakhle 11.09.1947 31.03.1951 42

8 II A M A ANSARI

Chairmen Railway Board, 1951—present[edit]

List of Chairmen Railway Board[2]
S. No. Name Cadre From To Duration (months)
1 FC Badhwar IRSE 01.04.1951 30.09.1954 42
2 G Pande IRSE 01.10.1954 31.12.1956 26
3 PC Mukherjee IRSE 01.01.1957 25.06.1959 30
4 KB Mathur IRTS 30.06.1959 18.04.1960 10
5 Karnail Singh IRSE 18.04.1960 16.08.1962 35
6 DC Baijal IRSE 16.08.1962 07.08.1965 26
7 Kripal Singh IRSE 07.08.1965 21.01.1967 17
8 GD Khandelwal IRTS 21.01.1967 06.01.1970 36
9 BC Ganguli IRSE 07.01.1970 12.10.1971 21
10 BSD Baliga IRSE 13.10.1971 12.10.1973 24
11 MN Bery IRSE 12.10.1973 30.04.1976 31
12 GP Warrier IRSE 01.05.1975 31.08.1977 16
13 KS Rajan IRSME 01.09.1977 03.06.1979 21
14 M Menezes IRSE 04.06.1979 16.11.1980 16
15 MS Gujral IRTS 17.11.1980 06.02.1983 27
16 KTV Raghvan IRSME 05.04.1983 31.01.1985 23
17 JP Gupta IRSME 01.02.1985 30.06.1985 5
18 Prakash Narain IRTS 01.07.1985 31.06.1987 24
19 RK Jain IRSE 01.07.1987 31.07.1989 25
20 MN Prasad IRSE 01.08.1989 31.07.1990 12
21 RD Kitson IRSME 01.08.1990 31.03.1992 20
22 YP Anand IRSE 01.04.1992 31.12.1992 9
23 AN Shukla IRSME 01.01.1993 31.03.1994 15
24 MK Rao IRSME 31.03.1994 30.06.1994 3
25 Ashok Bhatnagar IRTS 01.07.1994 31.05.1995 11
26 GK Khare IRSME 01.06.1995 30.06.1996 13
27 CL Kaw IRTS 01.07.1996 30.04.1997 10
28 M Ravindra IRSE 30.04.1997 31.12.1997 9
29 VK Agrawal IRSE 31.12.1997 31.08.2000 32
30 Ashok Kumar IRSME 01.09.2000 31.08.2001 12
31 RN Malhotra IRSE 31.08.2001 31.03.2002 7
32 IIMS Rana IRSE 01.04.2002 30.06.2003 15
33 RK Singh IRSE 30.06.2003 31.07.2005 24
34 JP Batra IRTS 01.08.2005 31.07.2007 24
35 KC Jena[3] IRTS 31.08.2007 31.01.2009 17
36 S S Khurana[4] IRSEE 02.02.2009 31.05.2010 16
37 Vivek Sahai[5] IRTS 01.06.2010 30.06.2011 13
38 Vinay Mittal[6] IRTS 01.07.2011 30.06.2013 24
39 Arunendra Kumar[7] [8] IRSME 30.06.2013 till date

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways, New Delhi: National Book Trust, pp.49-54
  2. ^ a b "‘Turnaround’ of Indian Railways:A Critical Appraisal of Strategies and Processes" (PDF), Working Paper No.2007-02-03, Ahmedabad, India: Indian Institute of Management, February 2007, retrieved 2011-12-03, "Exhibit 21, p.49" [dead link]
  3. ^ "K C Jena takes over as Chairman, Railway Board". Press Information Bureau (Ministry of Railways, Government of India). August 31, 2007. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  4. ^ "S.S.Khurana takes over as Chairman, Railway Board". Press Information Bureau (Ministry of Railways, Government of India). February 2, 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  5. ^ "Vivek Sahai takes over as chairman, Railway Board". The Times of India. June 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  6. ^ Singh, Praveen Kumar (July 1, 2011). "Vinay Mittal appointed railway board chairman". Financial Express. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  7. ^ "Arunendra Kumar appointed chairman of Railway Board". The Times of India. October 16, 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Balchand, K. (October 17, 2013). "Arunendra Kumar is Railway Board chairman". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 November 2013.