2 Dec :Smt. Sowmya Raghavan has taken over as the charge of the office of Financial Commissioner, Railways. Prior to this, she was General Manager of Central Railway. Before joining as the first lady General Manager in the history of Central Railway, Smt. Raghavan was Advisor (Finance), Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). She belongs to the 1973 batch of the Indian Railway Accounts Service. She has served in various capacities on Indian Railways and has got rich and varied experience.
She was also the first lady Divisional Railway Manager of Bangalore Division and Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer of Southern Railway, Eastern Railway and Rail Wheel Factory, Yelahanka. As the Financial Advisor to the Massive Construction Project on Southern Railway, she was in charge of Finance Management of Railway Projects spread over the three southern states.
She has had extensive training abroad in areas related to ‘Staff Productivity in Workshops’ in Germany, USA and Japan as also ‘High Speed System’ at Paris, France. She has attended advanced leadership programme at Stern Business School in New York.