17 Sep : Shri V. N. Tripathi took over as new Member Staff, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to Government of India, yesterday. Prior to joining as Member Staff, Railway Board, Shri V. N. Tripathi has been holding the post of General Manager, Eastern Railway. However, in addition to his new assignment, he will continue to look after the work of General Manager, Eastern Railway for the time being.
Shri Tripathi joined the Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS) in the year 1974. An M.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Allahabad, Shri Tirpathi, has held many important posts during his distinguished career like General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata and Southern Railway, Chennai, Chief Operations Manager, Western Railway at Jabalpur, ADRM/CST (Mumbai), Central Railway and Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair, East Coast Railway. He also held key zonal Railway positions such as Chief Freight Traffic Manager and Sr. Dy. General Manager in Central Railway.
He has visited many countries like USA, UK, Austria, France and Germany to study their railway systems.