New Delhi: Shri. A.K.Mital has been appointed as new Chairman, Railway Board & Ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Govt. of India. He succeeds Shri Arunendra Kumar who has superannuated today i.e. 31st December 2014 from Railway Services.
Prior to this appointment, Shri A.K.Mital was Member Staff, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. Earlier, he served as General Manager of South Western Railway-SWR (Headquarters Hubli) and was also looking after the additional charge of General Manager, South Central Railway- SCR (Headquarters Secunderabad).
Born on 7th July 1956, Shri Mital is a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.). An Officer of 1976 batch of Indian Railways Service of Stores (IRSS), Shri A.K. Mital has worked on various important posts on Indian Railways. He was Director/Stores, Executive Director/Vigilance and Executive Director/Stores in Railway Board, Ministry of Railways. He has worked as Chief Material Manager in Northern Railway.
He was Divisional Railway Manager of Izzatnagar Division in North Eastern Railway and Controller of Stores in South Central Railway/Secunderabad and Diesel Locomotive Works/Varanasi.
Before joining Railway Board as Member Staff, he was General Manager of South Western Railway/Hubli. He has also held additional charge of three major Railways viz., Southern Railway, South Central Railway and Central Railway as General Manager for more than 12 months. Shri Mital has undergone training in USA and France.